Monday, January 2, 2012

took some thinking...

Somehow every new years I manage to feel like this:

Maybe I'm weird, overly ambitious, and quite possibly crazy. Whatever it is that makes me this way-its ingrained in me. Somehow it lights a fire inside me when there is a designated time to make goals. I LOVE making also go's along with my great love of these as well

This is probably a more realistic "accomplished" list for my day, ya gotta start somewhere right?

I always have lists around. Maybe its due to my poor memory and the only way I get things done, but it works for me and that seems to be all that matters.

My tendency is to make so many new years resolutions (really- like a whole page of them) as I decide that I am going to seize and conquer all my bad habits that I end up feeling like there is no way in this crazy world that I would be able to accomplish them. Which soon after ends in utter failure. So after thinking about it I have narrowed it to three main goals divided into categories.

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Spiritual

The best visual for me was a triangle. With one of these words at each end it gives balance.

So here are my New Years resolutions. and I fully intend to keep them. Yes.... Maybe.... OK Yes I do!

Physical- I want to start AND finish a weight lifting program. There is a 12 week program that I am considering. (I have one more day to figure it our since the gym is closed today.) The gym is literally 2 minutes from my house. No excuses. This last year I lost all of the weight I have been meaning to for years. It feels wonderful, but I have to admit I found a new love. Goodbye cardio and hello weights! (but dont worry I still do both) It not only made me lose weight but shaped my body different than cardio ever has. I felt like I had more energy with my kids and more motivation in life.

Mental- I want to continue my learning in photography. I have owned my camera for one year now, and I feel like I have only used one crayon in the 64 crayola box. There is so much to it! But I LOVE it. It keeps me awake at night reading about it and playing around taking pictures of my kids in the day.

Spiritual- I am going to set a specific time of day where I read my scriptures. I am what you would call a flip-flopper. I get it done, but when and where is another story. And some are certainly more meaningful than others. I came across this quote:

“It is certain that one who studies the scriptures every day accomplishes far
more than one who devotes considerable time one day and then lets days go by
before continuing. Not only should we study each day, but there should be a
regular time set aside when we can concentrate without interference. …
“A quarter of an hour is little time, but it is surprising how much
enlightenment and knowledge can be acquired in a subject so meaningful. The
important thing is to allow nothing else to ever interfere with our study”
Howard W Hunter

So thats my goal. 15 min at the same time every day.

Here it is. This post is more for me. As much as I love lists, they often end up in the trash by accident. This way I have a reference.

Happy New Years everyone! Any fun resolutions??? Make this year your best yet!