Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Goals for A New Year


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It’s January 13th, and I am just now getting around to my resolutions post. I’m nothing if not a

procrastinator!


This year I decided to do a little something different with my resolutions. I have always viewed my resolutions as just resolutions-when in reality they are goals, so this year I am treating my resolutions as goals. The big difference being that I am setting mini goals on my way to obtaining my larger goal/resolution. I am still working on my mini goals, but here is what I have so far.


My 2010 Resolutions:


1) Continue to grow in my relationship with the Lord.

This has always been a very important resolution for me. This year to make sure that I really do grow as a Christian I have subscribed to a daily devotional e-mail. I have also committed becoming more involved in our church.

2) Volunteer.

I used to love to volunteer when I was younger. As a high school student, I gladly spent my afternoons visiting with elderly patients in the nursing home. As I grew older, the everyday hustle of life took over, and I find myself rarely giving back to my community. This year I want to become involved in at least one steady volunteer activity. I am currently looking in to being a mentor.

3) Continue to lose weight and become a healthier me.

I have currently lost 20 pounds, but I have more than a few pounds to go. My first mini goal is to lose 5 more pounds by my birthday.

4) Be more organized.

To accomplish this resolution, I have assigned each month of the year an organization project. Busier months have smaller projects while larger projects are set for slower months. This month’s organization project is the garage.

5) Manage my finances better.

My goal is to decrease my spending and decrease my debt. I am currently working on my mini financial goals which include how much debt I want to pay off this year and how much money I want to try to put into savings.

6) To Live Simpler.

God has blessed me with so much, and instead of appreciating the wonderful things that I have I find myself wishing for and wanting more. My goal this year is to learn to live a simpler life. I want to be happy and content with the things that I have and learn to cut back on my need for material possessions.



15 comments:

Whitney said...

Love this list. I need to add each one of these to mine, as well!

Jules said...

I am with you on being healthier and getting finances in order. Work has me so bogged down these days and I don’t feel like I have time for anything. I really need to start putting myself first. I also would love to get into volunteering. I’ve been thinking of trying to do this at our local SPCA.

Mrs. Bismarck said...

Great idea. I have now changed my resolutions to "goals."

Maybe this will help me stick to them :)

Emily said...

Crazy, I was just thinking about how it's almost half way through january and I haven't really committed to any resolutions yet. But yay for all of your goals, they sound great!

short southern momma said...

good stuff girlie!! I need to take a page from your book! Hope your having a great week! XOXO

Teresa said...

Hey There Pink Chick!
This is weird!
If I had written my goals for 2010 out tonight...it would be the EXACT same list!
XXOOXX
Let's hold one another accountable!
COngrats on loosing 20 lbs!!!
Hey...having my first BIG giveaway next week...
It's all about PINK...your fave!
POP over tomorrow and grab the button and read all about it!
XXOOXXOOXx
Give the pups some snugglin from Doogan and I.

Ann said...

Love your list. Especially #1. Big reminder to me that I should do the same. Thanks!

MissJody said...

I love New Years Res.
I love reading others...

This is great :)

You'll have a great 2010.

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Better late than never to set those goals missy! You have great goals set for 2010, very similiar to mine! You can do it...we will be here to help you along the way!
xo
Blair

Caroline said...

Great goals! You can do it!

capperson said...

Love the list! Good luck :)

Ms. Attitude said...

These are great! I wish you all the best in accomplishing these things. I hope you keep us posted on how it goes.

SouthernBelleJM said...

Glad you liked them!!! They are addictive. You can't have just one;) The oreo recipe is super easy and it's really good if you like chocolate. LC and I already killed that pan as of last night. I made it Sunday night. It's just the two of us. Tehe;)

Katharine said...

Good ideas well put! I really like calling them goals instead of resoltions.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I think you have a pretty great list here. A lot of these items are also on my list as well. Good luck with everything!