After pondering for a few days I realized that year-long resoultions still feel too large. I am not nearly as desperate as I was at this time last year, but I am still keenly aware that I can control very little other than my response to what life throws my way. And it is difficult to resolve to do something when one feels no control over accomplishing it!
So I am breaking things down. My resolution for 2011 is to take significant time for my cyclical goals each month, and to figure out whatever it takes to make sure that I am actually achieving them 90% of the time. I am becoming more and more aware of the fact that my body has certain rhythms for a reason, and it is downright stupid to not work with them and utilize the benefits they offer, even when disguised as negative.
My theme/mantra/whathaveyou for 2011 will be “it is okay to be a failure” but I suspect that needs its own post as it might look just a wee bit negative to those who don’t understand.
I would love to know your 2011 goals. Please comment with them if you like, or if you have posted them elsewhere online leave the link so I can check them out!
And have a wonderful New Year!
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I’m going for big idea/open goals. I do better with those!
I think you have the perfect balance of big ideas while being specific enough to know what you’re doing!
My list was small b/c I wasn’t feeling good when I finally got a chance to sit down and write it, and I couldnt’ remember all the things I’d been thinking of in the weeks leading up to NY. But I’m going to add to it:
Concentrated time with the kids
Monthly confession (a holdover from last year)
Being better about actually doing Julianna’s therapy homework
Still forgetting something, but oh well, that’s the gist of it. Specific goals work better for me. They’re easier to measure.
I had trouble remembering mine too. Which I guess is okay since I can just take them on in pieces! I really like your resolutions. I hope they all go well for you!
Sort of a goal…Like yours, more of a mantra: http://takethepoorwithyou.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-year.html
And sort of perfect.
I get it Rae. I do.
To try is to fail, to fail is to learn, to learn is to grow, to grow is to try, to try is to fail…
God bless you and yours in this new year – you have been a blessing in mine.
Oh, and I have actually named the year – and had a first step to it…
I haz lnks…
but the post I think I most love is today’s post.
Happy New Year!
I really want to try to be a failure as well – I don’t really allow myself to fail, so I’m really limiting myself.
I’ve posted my goals here: http://withoutadornment.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/goals-and-such/
Hello! New reader here. I like your mantra! Like Craig, I think I get it.
Yes, I have goals for the new year: http://www.thevariegatedlife.com/goals-for-this-work-at-home-mother/. And more that I’ll be posting on Thursday. It’s all sort of … unfocused. I need a theme or a mantra or something, but my search for one has been sort of … unfocused. Sort of like my return to work this week, bleah.