Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year ... A New You!!!

A new year is a time for a new you (please note, anytime I say you -- I am so meaning me)!!!  It is a time to make changes to become a better you.

In thinking about how to make the changes that I want to make this year ... I started panicking and doubting how I was going to do such "BIG" tasks.  So, as I was laying in bed thinking about this and praying ... it hit me.  All, I have to do is make choices EACH DAY of the changes that I want to make.  So ... I want to lose weight is one of my goals for 2011.  That means each day I make the right choices ... exercise, drink more water, make healthier food choices ... sounds simple enough to me.

Breaking all my goals down to a day is going to make it so much easier and more manageable.  To make it even easier .. I am going to set monthly goals.  Such as -- my goal to Declutter my house.  I am setting up a goal to work on one room per month.  I know that might sound crazy, but my life is hectic, and this way I don't have to feel overwhelmed and a failure if I had set my goals for each week.  Things in life do happen ... Of course, I am wanting to de-clutter, paint, re-organize and set back up each room.  That is going to be a lot of work, but I cant' wait. 

I hope that you come along for this year long journey I am on.  To change myself, little by little, day by day.  I am so looking forward to this new challenge.  Of course, I can't do any of it without God's help.  I have already tried that .. didn't work. 

Let the fun begin ....

Here is a sample of my Goals and them broken down ... (Don't feel that you have to do exactly as I am doing.  Each person is different in setting and achieving goals.  Find what works best for you.  )

1 - Lose Weight
     January - I am going to focus on drinking more water -
     February -  Exercise
     March  - Better Food choice
* Even though I will be making better choices each day - these months it will be my main focus. **

2 - Finances
     - working on my budget - getting it more fine toned - trying out Mvelopes to see if I like this program
     - Snowball Debt - working on getting things paid off
     - Grocery Bill - working to get it cut down even more

3 - De-clutter House
     Jan.  -  Mary's room
     Feb  -  My bedroom
     March  -  Mark's Bedroom
     April  - Thomas' Bedroom
4 - Getting Closer to God
     - Spending 20 to 30 minutes with God each day in prayer, Bible time, quiet time
     - Study areas that I needing help in
     - Read Joyce Meyer's book "Power Thoughts" and work through the book

1 comment:

  1. How smart to break it down as you have! Decluttering is high on my list too. I've worked on my closet and bathroom already, and now we're getting closer to working on the kids' rooms. It just feels good to simplify!

    So many other worthy goals there . . . I need to join you in many of them. (Snowballing worked great for us, by the way!)