New Year's Resolutions....

and why they fail.


I've never been one to set New Year's resolutions, we never did it in our family, the first time I heard that it was a "thing" was when I was an adult. There were a few years I set one, but never followed through because I wasn't serious about the resolution or the setting of it, therefore never even tried to keep it. It just seemed like the thing to do; what everyone was doing, so it must be a good thing, right? I know, I know, if everyone jumped off a bridge, would I?

A couple of years ago I came across an exercise, kind of like a New Year's resolution but instead it was choosing a word for the year to focus on. A word that would set my intention of what or who I wanted to be, or what I wanted to accomplish. I was intrigued, I halfheartedly went through the process of selecting my word, wrote it down in my journal, and moved on. Never to see the word again, let alone remember it. 

This year I tried again, I chose several words and phrases, wrote it in a place I thought I would notice them, tried to remember where that was. I did better this year, I definitely feel I accomplished more towards what my goal/resolution/word was leading me too. 

I added an element to the latter part of this year that, at the time, I didn't realize help would me to accomplish my goal. I became part of a group that helped me remember my word & how to get where I wanted to go.

I like having a word or phrase I can focus on. Something that reminds me where I want to go, even if it is to be a better person, not necessarily the traditional... lose weight, get out of debt, be more production, etc, etc, etc.

If this sounds like something you would like to try, I will be having an event on January 26, 2020 to find your your word for the year and create an item that will keep your word present and noticeable; to remind you what you would like to be or accomplish.

This won't be the only time we get together to discover what our word will be, there will be others throughout the year; just in case the first word you chose is not working for you.

 

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