Happy New Year!

Posted: January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

I don’t think I have ever looked forward to the end of a year more than I did this past year. Good Riddance 2011!  I am so looking forward to 2012 and all of the surprises and awesomeness that I believe is in store for me.  This will be one of the best years of my life, you can quote me on that!

It seems that when people use the term ‘new years resolution’ they are almost setting themselves up for failure, so I decided long ago to just create some goals for myself each year. I feel like goals are more attainable. Goals can be measured and can evolve over the course of the year as things change. There are several key things to remember when setting goals so I’m attaching some links that will help you begin your process. 

http://www.mygoals.com/content/goal-setting-article-002.html

http://www.organizeyourself.com/?c=org-g-et-lb-2-hdi&KEYWORD=goal%20setting&gclid=CLzG-42Csq0CFQXd4Aodu30OoA

None of this is rocket science, but sometimes we just need a refresher course. And what better time to take that course than the first week of January! Set yourself up to be successful, but be kind to yourself should you make mistakes a long the way. Falling off the wagon doesn’t mean you have to stay on the ground. Pick yourself up and continue where you left off. Everyday you wake up provides the opportunity to make good decisions in love, health, finances, and use of your time.

A lot of people forget that in order to move forward you have to let some things go so they aren’t holding you back. LET GO of those pants you never wear, that old ugly piece of furniture that doesn’t go with anything else in your house, that relationship that is going nowhere, that addiction that is fogging your brain, the anger or pain that has been taking up your mental space! To quote Erykah Badu:

Bag lady you gone hurt your back
Dragging all them bags like that
I guess nobody ever told you
All you must hold on to
Is you, is you, is you

One day all them bags gone get in your way
One day all them bags gone get in your way
I said one day all them bags gone get in your way
One Day all them bags gone get in your way

So pack light
Pack light
Pack light
Ooh ooh

Men, have baggage too………..don’t sleep on it! You can just as easily replace Bag Lady with Bag Man! Lord knows I learned that lesson the hard way.

Even if you only pick one thing to work on, just think about how better off you will be by the end of the year if you stick with it. Whether it’s saving a dollar a day, giving up caffeine, taking 5 minutes a day to be grateful, or working out it really is true that every little bit will make a difference. Best of Luck!

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