Some people make New Year’s resolutions. I use the end of December/start of January as a time for reflection. How did the year go? What great things happened? What do I want to accomplish in the new year? Then I set goals for the upcoming year. I prefer goals to resolutions; you can’t “break” them in the first few days. I create goals for all areas of my life… spiritual, family, physical, professional, home, friends, and financial. A few years ago, I added a new category called “rest, rejuvenate, & celebrate” to help in that area, too. Setting goals helps me focus on what’s important. Just like I do in lesson plans!
Here’s a sample of my goals for 2010:
1. Encourage them.
2. Write notes of affirmation.
3. Spend time with my circle of friends.
1. White space in each day, week, and month.
2. Enjoy what I’ve been given.
3. Travel with Tom as we can.
4. Positive thinking creates positive energy.
I keep my goals in a notebook and add photos/ magazine pictures to help me visualize them. Periodically, I review them to see how I’m doing. I believe that when we can picture things, we are apt to do them and do them consistently.
What are your goals or new year’s plans for 2010? I hope you’ve created some and strive to meet them daily – share them in the comments section.
Happy New Year to you all!