Monday, December 30, 2013

Time for Change! Resolutions

I'm one of those people who get excited at the prospect of making resolutions.  Weight loss goals?  Count me in!  Exercise?  You bet!  Completely organize all the closets in my house?  Of course!  While I'm at it, I might as well refresh my memory of español--or even more challenging, calculus. 


You get the idea.  I understand that not everyone shares my enthusiasm. I also realize that realistically, I should rein in my ambitions and just focus on 1 or 2 goals at a time.   

"I just can't do it, Captain!"

In an effort to keep from writing out too many resolutions, I decided to instead put together a visual collage.  I chose photos which represent things I value and for which I am thankful, and which inspire me to improve. 

   
The temple and the scriptures represent my faith, and remind me to show my gratitude by taking time for prayer, scripture study, and church service.  The family photo represents my family, of course, and reminds me to be patient, and not get so caught up in tasks that I forget who I am trying to benefit.  The other photos remind me to be grateful for my physical body and to show my thankfulness by taking care of it by eating healthy foods and exercising.  

I won't use this blog to share the specific, measurable ways in which I plan to accomplish my goals, but it should come as no surprise that I will continue to mention my faith, family, food, and fun runs in my posts in 2014.  
 
Have you set resolutions for 2014?  How do you keep your goals in mind throughout the year?

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Thanks for life, and the chance to constantly try to improve.

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7 comments:

  1. I'm one of those people that don't make specific resolutions because I don't want to set myself up for failure but I do reflect a lot at this time of year on what I would like to accomplish in the coming year and a lot of that revolves around self improvement. Many of my last year's goals have been reached and I'm a goal setter for sure. Happy New Year Kristi - I'm thankful for you!

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  2. I love the way you approached the idea of resolutions using pictures, Kristi. I read somewhere that 70% of us are visual learners- so this would help many of us! Thanks for a great idea. :)

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  3. I am one for goal setting and I do make New Year's resolutions. I think they help me to focus on what I want to achieve. Amara and I were discussing it just last night. I accomplished some of my goals this year, a few I didn't event start on. Those are going to the top of this year's list! I will be a better me. Happy New Year!

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  4. I haven't set goals for 2014 yet. I need to do that soon

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  5. I'm one of those people who never set goals yearly... I do my best every day and life is what happens when I start planning... Reflecting on this year we had I see that everything I hoped would happen didn't and all the plans I had where forgotten due to LIFE. No, no resolutions for me. I will see what comes my way and in the mean time I will do my best. Like always.
    Have a wonderful New Year with all your loved ones surrounding you.

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  6. I love the collage idea! That's a great way to keep your focus in the right place. I want to make something like this to hang up in my work space. First I need a work space. . . :)

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  7. Hi, I really like the collage idea. great list too. :)

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!