It's that time of year again where we all start to think about what we would like the new year to look like, what promises it will hold and how we want to change. We sit down and write out our lists of expectations in hopes that the new year will some how be brighter because we have completed a list. We stradegize out a plan that we think we will be able to accomplish and get all geared up for January 1st to arrive. It arrives with a bang and for the first week things go great. Our resolve to hold true to our resolutions holds strong. Week two comes and the resolve starts to falter and by the time week three comes we have forgotten what our resolution was in the first place. So how do we break the resolution cycle?
The first and most obvious solution would be not to create a resolution list in the first place but what fun would that be? We seem to crave the hopes of what a new year could bring. Maybe a key component to making a successful resolution list would be to make it a realistic list of expectations and not a miracle waiting to happen kind of list. It's always good to set the bar high but if you want to create a resolution that you might actually be able to keep a realistic approach will probably be most helpful.
So, As I sit here and think of what things I would like to work on in the new year and things I'd like to see change in my life here is my New Years Resolution list for 2010.
1. Instead of saying I'd like to lose 50 pounds I'll set the bar at 10 and hope I can do better. :)
2. I would like to try and expand my business this year and reach 350 sales on my Etsy site. I'm at 210 right now. Hoping for more but 350 is a good goal.
3. Start my Christmas shopping EARLY for 2010! Like right now!
4. Get more organized. In general I live in controlled chaos and I'd like that to change in 2010.
5. Do more fun family activities, like camping, skiing, canoeing, hiking biking, days at the beach kind of stuff.
I think that list is long enough. I could probably go on forever but the whole point was to make a list that I might actually be able to accomplish. So there it is for all the world to see. Next December I'll give an update to see what I was actually able to accomplish. I am hoping for lots of happiness, love and good health for 2010. 2009 wasn't so fine so I'd like 2010 to be just that a "10". So what are you resolving to do in the new year? Are you setting the bar really high this year? Lets hear it!
Wishing you and yours lots of happiness and health for 2010! Happy New Year!