Monday, January 05, 2009


Are you embracing or avoiding the "R" word? By that, I mean resolutions.

Some people 1) are gung-ho R-word embracers, 2) just smile politely when that word is even mentioned, then steer the conversation to something else. Others still 3), declare that any time of year is a good time to start (or end) something and why must one start (or end) something in January? Do you fit in any of these categories?

If you have made Resolutions in the past, have you had success? What made you successful? Did you have a cheering section? Were they big Resolutions or small ones? What was your mind set for the year? Did you keep up with them after the year was over or go back to pre-Resolution mode?

Conversely, did you not have success? Why? Why not? What kept you from keeping your Resolution? What can you do differently to try again and gain victory over your Resolution?

Here is a website that has some great ideas on how you can stick to your Resolutions.

Oh, did you want to know about my own Resolutions? Yes, I'm making some this year.

During 2009, I am resolving to:
1. Create one - two page layout for each month this year, complete with pictures and journaling. January is almost done already - I think I'm off to a good start. I will post as I complete or near completion.

2. Exercise (or "move") four times per week. I like this better than "I must lose x pounds by some month this year." This encourages me to do something positive instead of setting a goal that seems intimidating and doomed for disaster. I plan on walking most mornings, but I also found some free yoga videos that do not expire. Yay!

May you keep your Resolutions this year - if you are bold to make them!

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