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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Game Plan a.k.a. Resolutions

(via Martha Stewart)
Oh, where to start? I'm feeling re-energized, renewed and resolved. Like so many others in bloggerland, I feel the new year is providing me a fresh start. I started writing down resolutions and felt compelled to add a "Be" column and an "I Will" column following my "Goals" column. In short, I've got a whole resolutions flow chart thing goin on. I've done this because just writing down the goal is not concrete enough - I need to include how (the "I will" part) and the change (the "be" part) I need to make in my lifestyle if I truly intend to reach these goals.
Here's an example:
GOAL
Organize house
.
BE
daily with my organizing habits
.
I WILL
organize one drawer or shelf,
find a permanent home for 1 thin
g,
file 10 pieces of paper,
keep a donation bag in my closet and get rid of 1 piece of clothing each day

As you can see, I've got some very concrete steps to keep my resolutions on track! Of course, I also have a flow chart for losing 20 pounds, but I won't bore you with that. (And I need to get to my chiropractor before I start with that game plan.) More importantly, let's get to...
Ella's Resolutions:
Make nice with the UPS man.
Cut back on the Milkbones.
Give chipmunks a chance.
Look cute.
(Who am I kidding? Done deal.)

Finally, I've got to link you up to Leigh. She wrote up an inspiring resolutions post here. I also love my dear friend, Bethany's "Year of the Yes" found here.


6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are on a good path....Great game plan! Good luck and yes she is cute!

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  2. Excellent plan and chart, T! Yes, yes and yes. ;-) I'm reminded of that article you gave me years ago, about clutter and the space it takes up in our mind and emotions... I'm with you! I have taken bags of donations 3 times in the past 3 weeks. It feels GREAT. And I have (oh horrors) simply thrown out clothes that were too worn/stained to pass on. Oh, the freedom! I'm celebrating the renewal of the year with you!

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  3. great resolutions and yes, she definitely has cute down pat

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  4. Love your resolutions, and Ella's too!

    Traci, you won my giveaway. Could you email me your address and choice of print at mrcarroll(at)optonline(dot)net... :)

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  5. Great plan...woo hoo! I am cheering you on. At first I though that was your makeup drawer and I was thinking...holy cow...I wish mine looked like that. Go figure it's from Martha Stewart!

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