Well, tis the season right? Nothing like waking up on January 1st… brand new year… brand new me… isn’t that what we all think? Well hopefully not all of us- I’d like to think some people feel so good about the year before they just want to wash rinse and repeat- but I think there is a good chance there is a chance at least 75% of us think hey we could make this new year even better than the last =)
I’m mostly a wash rinse and repeat kind of girl but I thought this year would be a good year to make some positive changes in my life so read on to see how I think I can improve well improve me.
#1. Make fitness a priority in my life: so yea I do a good amount of working out and I try to eat reasonably well however I can’t say that I have truly committed to make fitness a priority in my life. It is probably on my list of the top 10 things I worry about every day but I am committed to making it a top 3 or something close to that! And for me this isn’t about losing weight or looking better every day it is about feeling better and being proud of myself. This weekend when my mom and I meet with the running coach I think I will take a giant step in the right direction toward achieving this goal! Hopefully mother nature helps me out a little here- the snow makes it difficult to run outside and drive to the gym!
#2 Speak Tim’s love language: So Tim got me this great book about The 5 Love Languages (you can read about it here) and it talks about how each person responds differently to love. It’s all about whether something feels fulfilled from physical touch, or words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, or acts of service. You take this quiz and it helps you to understand the type of “love” you respond well to. I won’t give away all of the secrets because I think you should read it for yourself but Tim and I are just in the beginning stages of this book and I am looking forward to exploring it more!
#3 Say Thank You as Often as Possible: so this probably means every day. Sometimes I think it is hard to remember to say thank you for even the smallest things. Sometimes opens a door for you and you just simply walk right in? Someone picks up your pen when you drop it in the store and you grab it quickly and sign the credit card receipt. Your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife cooks you dinner and you enjoy the meal with a smile on your face but leave the table without a sincere thank you. So I just want to remind myself every day and a person- no matter if you know them or not- deserves a thank you when they do something nice for you. It’s as plain and simple as that. So hey I’ll start now… Thank you for reading my blog! I really truly appreciate you taking the time out of your day to spend a little time with me =)
#4 Be proud of myself: although this may sound like a selfish goal I am a firm believer that a little self-confidence (a healthy amount of course) goes a long way. Think about a girl or guy you met at some point in your life that was truly proud of themselves… they set a difference standard for themselves and they are proud of who they are. Attractive right? Fun to be around? Makes you feel better with yourself because they are comfortable with who they are. I want to be that person- even if it is just for 1 or 2 people, I want to do that for a person because I have had so many people in my life do that for me.
So all that is left to say is bring it on 2012. It is gonna be a good year!
So what’s your New Years Resolution?? Tell me about it!