Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Resolutions

I don't do very well with resolutions. Probly shouldn't make any, but if you don't set any goals for yourself then you're not going to achieve anything right?

As usual, there are so many areas I need to do bettter in. Most of them are the same areas I've been working on for the past twenty years, and when I say working on them, I mean not really putting much effort into the cause.

Anyway, this year I resolve to do the following:
  • First and foremost, keep JOY as my mantra for the year. Jesus first, then others and then myself. This includes everything from personal prayer to scripture study to improved service. I'm hoping to just check off this little list each day. Before I get to do anything for myself, I'm going to take care of the other two priorities first. First the Lord, then my kids or hubby, or whoever else is there at that moment needing something from me. I think the lovely thing about the O for others is that it stands for others and not EVERYONE else. So, I can get my kids their bowl of cereal in the morning after saying my prayers and then I can focus on me for a minute--maybe get in that desperately needed workout or shower.
  • lose the weight I've gained back in the last 18 months. So irritated with myself for gaining back that 30 pounds. I mean, why did I even bother in the first place if I was just gonna get lazy and let it all creep back on?  So, thirty pounds over the course of the year. Totally doable. Portion control and exercise. That's how I did it last time.
  • Cut out the soda products.  This may be the hardest one for me. Au revoir Pepsi! I shall sorely miss thee!
  • Save money/stick to budget. enough said.
  • Simplify---I just have too much junk! I need to work on weeding out all the unnecessary stuff from my life. I also need to learn to relax a bit, and recognize that sometimes the simple things in life are enough.
  • Set some reading goals for the year. There are some books I want to re-read, and some classics that I've just never gotten around to. This year I want to tackle that list of books.
And that's more than enough I think.

What are your resolutions this year?


Kristina P. said...

I just want to to cut down to 64 oz. of Diet Coke, a day.

Garden of Egan said...

They sound like awesome goals. Good for you. I think mine are similar!

Lene said...

I am so not a resolution person, but I may make an exception and take up Kristina's goal.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

My goals are to : Simplify-Though my friends laugh cause I really am a clutter free kind of girl...AND slowly ditch the soda once and for all.
Eat more healthy, get back to working out more and take off 9 more pounds.
Stop reading so much, I read 150 books the last half of last year! Egad.
Lastly, Blog about one craft or one design every two weeks-I want to start out slow and see how it goes.
Best to you on all yours Mikki-Just stay determined!

Connie said...

Ugh! I hear you about the weight gain! My goal is to eat more healthy but not sure when to start. :(

tammy said...

Great goals! I love what you said about the O meaning others and not everyone else. I think I need to adopt that one. I also am trying to spend less time on the computer.

Cherie said...

I think your goals are truly great. I also believe with my whole heart that the way to achieve goals is working on them a long time. I actually wrote a post for another blog about that (it will go up soon) but nothing happens overnight. Which brings me finally to your word JOY and the meanings you attached to it. This is THE BEST. While you are working on your goals - however long they may take, to have this attitude and the feelings that will come with it is truly inspirational!!
You done good girl ;-D

JennyLynn said...

Love you resolutions...I gave up pepsi before the start of the Holidays. I am now 2 months "clean" or caffeine free.

Happy New Year!

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

I want to read at least 1 new book every month.. Something inspirational, and I HAVE to add scriptures back into my reading. Ive been reading The Friend of Ensign but really need the Scriptures. - My word for this year is "less" I want to be less stressed, less focused on things that dont matter, less time spent doing mundane things, weigh less, eat less, spend less, etc.. - And that means less diet coke and more plain water! Blargh! But I can do it I guess