I have been considering how I want to handle 2013 and traditional New Year’s Resolution. I have been thinking that this year I don’t want to make goals, resolutions, challenges or “to do’s”; this year I am going to make myself Promises. I am still going to make a list, because I love my lists 🙂 Lists help me keep on task with everything I do. I am going to make sure each promise I make is achievable and yet challenges me because I really want to grow beyond my comfort zone this year.
I am feeling physically better than I have in quite a few years and I think I can afford to reach a bit and not necessary worry about my health as much as I have had to the past, almost 8 years… Hard to believe it has been that long but… Time flies when you’re having fun 😉 I am also going to make promises to myself that focus on my personal growth and the growth of my family. As much as I love helping and supporting others I think for the past, I’m not sure but close to 18 years, I have devoted a lot of time and energy focused outward on others. Don’t get me wrong, I love helping others and a lot of that help has crossed over to helping family too, but very little of it truly focused on any of my dreams or ambitions. Many times I would start going in a personal direction than in one way or another I would become side tracked and start to help someone or some group achieve their goals or dreams and “BAM” a year was gone. Not complaining, just making a realization into my way of avoiding my dreams; it is way easier to help others achieve their dreams than focus on your own 😉
2013 is my year to make a promise to myself to not put myself on the back burner, not make excuses that I am “doing for others”. As noble as that sounds it is still “my” excuse not to try. I know I will keep on giving of my time because that is just who I am and it truly makes me happy. I promise that I will learn to keep my tasks first and fill in with the others as time permits and not the other way around. This will not be easy for me but I think it is an important promise to make to myself and my family and a really good lesson to learn, for me 🙂 So, without further ado here is my 2013 list of Promises:
I Promise To:
- Focus on family and my personal goals first before I add additional tasks.
- Write and post on a more regular basis.
- Research Event and Experience.
- Get all business paperwork done and in order.
- Continue to eat well and try new recipes.
- Exercise at least 3 days a week and be active every chance I get.
- Continue to lose weight and lose another 20lbs, the right way.
- Remove all medical concerns so that my health will no longer be a restriction on my life.
- Finish all necessary house projects so that our home is ready to sell by June if we want to.
- Help my son get ready for his senior year so that he has all his options available.
Well, this is my list of promises to me and I am going to do all that I can do to keep these promises. I also hope that by making my promises public I will motivate others to make a commitment to push beyond their comfort zone and change things in their lives that they have always wanted to. If you want to join me in making promises to yourself and want to have an online support system post your promises here and we can help each other stick with our promises. I know that it is easier to achieve when you have support from others and it is harder to quit when you make your intentions public. So, what do you have to lose? Let me know what you would like to promise yourself and I will have your back and you can have mine 🙂