Happy New Year!
Did you make resolutions of change for this brand new year starting today? Is that something you do every year?
Some years in the past, I made resolutions…only to break them in a few short weeks. Like the dieting mindset, if you tell yourself you can’t do this or that, you want those things even more! Before long, the longings take over and, WHAM! It’s over.
Can you fool yourself into sticking to a new resolution, diet or otherwise?
My Proposal For Real Change
- Make resolutions about opportunities rather than limitations. Sign up for a class, learn something new, perfect a technique, explore new ventures you’ve always dreamed of.
- Make a sort of bucket list for the year. What are places you’d like to go, things you’d like to see, activities you’d like to take part in or attend?
- List goals in terms of improving your overall, then focus on specific steps and timing. For example, list home improvement desired and break it down into individual manageable projects. Schedule those in sequential order to accomplish that overall goal. Space the timing of projects, spreading them throughout the year. This avoids an overwhelmed feeling during the early days of the year.
- Strive toward a healthier lifestyle rather than strict diet and exercise rules. Resolutions of learning to cook healthier recipes is positive and achievable. Daily walks while listening to inspirational music benefits us spiritually and mentally while exercising our bodies at the same time. Bike-riding inside or out can replace walking when you get bored with the same routine. The angle of the focus is key.
Some of my plans for 2015 involve development of skills. Since I started blogging, I’ve taken two online WordPress courses through Ed2Go. They both were instrumental in teaching this old dog some new tricks.
There’s one more Ed2Go course I need, so it’s on my schedule for late February, Lord willing.
Click the link* below to check out courses for things you’d like to learn – not only web design classes, but business classes or photography…lots of choices.
Since I’m always challenged by the Basics of Digital Photography, I decided to do something about it by enrolling in that Craftsy class.
Craftsy offers a unique learning platform where you enroll in a class and then access each lesson as you have time. I continue to review the Artisan Bread Making course as I have time. Another goal this year is to delve back into making healthier breads with whole grains.
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I shared recently how much I enjoyed Sewing Custom Curtains and Draperies…always good to see how others do things and pick up a few new tips.
On the spiritual resolution front, you know by recent posts the Jubilee Journey challenge I’ve joined for 2015. This is day one, so we’re off…and, you can still join. It’s never too late for that.
I’m excited about the year ahead with all of you. Whatever your goals for 2015, I wish you the happiest year ever!
Have you made resolutions? I’d love for you to share in the comments. 🙂
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