So, you want to come up with some resolutions for the New Year? Awesome! Don’t forget that resolutions are guidelines for how you envision your New Year. This should be for your pure enjoyment, to make your life better, easier, and happier for you! These should not be steadfast rules that you will now be living by. If you take our advice, there is a greater chance that you’ll “stick to” your resolutions. You totally deserve a wonderful 2011!!!
Download and print out our 2011 Resolution Worksheet to help you choose the best resolutions for you! Leave us a comment and let us know what resolutions you came up with!
Jaz's Resolutions... results from the worksheet
1. Call more, text less!
I think we are all too guilty of this. Over connected but not in a good way. Why text 10 messages back and forth when you can call each other and hear those lovely voices?
2. Read a new book every month
Reading is a true joy that I have neglected the last year. Carving out an hour a day to meditate with a book, good or not, will definitely help me unwind and get my mind off of work all the time. Relaxation is not overrated.
3. Smile at strangers
When I am out in the world my manners are always at their best but those in-between times of walking fast through a grocery store or waiting impatiently at a light deserve my attention too. The simple act of smiling at someone when they pass will go a long way in making a normal day brighter for me and maybe that other person. Smiles lighten your heart and we can all use a little lightening. Mother Teresa said it well, “Peace begins with a smile.”
4. Continue to give back to the community and do more than I have been
Giving back and philanthropic work is always in my top priorities but I think I can even out do myself this year. I will try to use my coupon obsession and bargain finding skills to donate more than I normally can. Feeding an obsession for the greater good of mankind? Win, win!
5. Wear more makeup
This one may sound crazy but I think it may be one of the best resolutions I could think of for myself. I was always the girly girl, done up, camera ready for any mundane task. The last couple years, I have been so busy with work and have had life factors that have made the idea of getting gussied up trivial. Well, no longer will I let it happen. Staying home or going to the bank, I’m going to get my face on. It will make me feel better and I’ll be more presentable. AND I can put the amazing makeup I received for Christmas to good use!
6. Save money to go on a cruise
Saving money is ALWAYS on my mind and I’m good at it but to have an actual prize at the end, that would be divine. Normally, I save us money and it flies out the door with some emergency. So, I am going to save more money than for our normal emergencies to reward us with a much needed vacay. We are lucky to live in Southern California where a 3 day cruise can be cheaper than a nice dinner out. No joke.
I will be adding more resolutions throughout the year and by the middle of January, I will probably have 20! Knowing that these are for inspiration and I don’t have to worry about reaching a goal, I am more apt to try my best and make it happen. 2011, here we come!
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