With 2016 fast approaching, my mind drifts to what my resolutions should be for the new year. I always make them. Start the year off strong and on the right path filled with good intentions. And then it happens. I slack off. I get busy. I make excuses. Put off and eventually just give up on them.
I get that I’m the only one I’m really letting down by not following through on the resolutions I made for the year. But aren’t I important? If I let someone else down I feel terrible. With me, I’m just kinda like, meh, there’s always next month to get back on track. Or next year.
This year I wanted to try something different. In talking with Hubs about this, he suggested making goals instead of resolutions. Goals are more likely to be achieved rather than resolutions. It’s also meaningful to say I reached this goal. I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard anyone say “I reached my resolution”. (And it sounds silly.) So his thinking makes sense.
With new year resolutions in mind, I took to the interwebs and came across some ideas (more on our New Year, New You board) that have potential to be good in place of resolutions. And now I shall share a few of them with you! 😊
Here’s a relative to the usual suspect of resolutions. I like how it gives you a starting point cause sometimes it’s hard coming up with something on the fly! Print here
Another variation with starting points for standard resolutions.
I love the twist on this one! Remembering the highlights of this past year and then having a few goals for the new year. Print here
I’ve seen different takes on this one. Again, I like the prompts helping one along with what can “qualify” for a jot down. I’d leave a pen and a small notepad/papers in it to make it easier to follow through with.
And here’s a cute spin on the memory jar. I think you could display it prominently and it would make you want to make daily contributions to it! Instructions here
If you like to keep things at hand and be able to flip back at random then this is for you! I know it says 2013 but here’s a link for the current one plus a couple of different styles.
Finally, here are some quotes to go along with some popular resolutions. Having a quote can become a motto for your goals.