I have been writing in my journal for many years now. I always liked this time of year when I would fill my journal with my hopes and resolutions for the years ahead. I would list all sorts of goals from eating well and exercise, to making 12 quilts, reading 52 books, traveling to 3 new places...my lists would take pages to write and I began each year with such anticipation for the wonderful things to come.
Only, my resolutions would usually last less than a week. (I often managed the 52 books). But I created way too many goals for myself without any real plans on how to carry them out. I spent year after year eating the same way, exercising (or not) the same way, and feeling bad about myself. And so I decided to spend a few years refusing to create resolutions.
The break has helped me in a few ways. I have been focusing more on the everyday, appreciating the moment, and counting up my accomplishments. I have been reading books on positive thinking and embracing the notion that I am doing the best I can at this moment in time.
I feel I am ready to make resolutions again and have asked my Other Half to join me in creating some family resolutions this year. I would like to take the lessons I have learned into this next year. I would like to create goals which are achievable and really benefit my family. So I have a plan......