I like to think of every day as New Year's Day - a new blank page on which I can write my life story. Equally important, each new day offers a new opportunity to take small, concrete steps, AKA 'Daily Resolves', toward my dreams. Those steps add up to big results over the long haul. The change of seasons, holidays, birthdays, and other calendar milestones like 'Back To School' are wonderful signposts that mark my journey toward eventual success via those small daily steps. The start of the school year is a fabulous opportunity to turn up the volume on Daily Resolves - a new opportunity nudge priorities front and center and make good on them.
Personally, I am looking forward to colorful Fall leaves, crisp temperatures - and 'yes', I have invested in a bushel full of new notebooks and pens that I will fill, page-by-page, in coming months. I believe in building and revising plans and time lines, and I am dedicated to recording my victories and brainstorming around obstacles - on paper each and every day. I love to journal and make lists. Turning 'To Do's' into 'Ta Da's' in writing is both fun and rewarding - checking off To Do's ranks up there with posting foil stars on my calendar every time I exercise (habit that I created years ago that helps me track my work outs). Writing things down keeps me accountable. The start of the new school year is simply a new and wonderful juncture in this journey that fills me with enthusiasm and motivation.
I intend to 'Make Back To School Resolutions', as part of my Second Annual I Resolve To . . . Challenge: 365 Resolutions For Health & Happiness. Why not join me? The objective is very simple: Do at least one thing each and every day to promote health and happiness for 'YOU'. Banish the 'Someday, Someday, Someday Syndrome'. Instead, make every day New Year's Day. Make every day count with 'daily resolves'. The list of possibilities is infinite and can be tailored to your own dreams, resolutions and daily goals. If you need some help - a little nudge, a bit of inspiration, tips, advice, and news about the best ways to make resolutions a reality - please use IResolveTo.Com as one of your resources. To see my personal 'Health & Happiness Tapestry', click through my 2009-2010 Photo-Resolutions, each one documents my journey toward greater health and happiness! Resolve365 in 2010.
In honor of the new school year why not brainstorm a list of wonderful 'Daily Resolves' of your own? Here are a few of mine that are sure to promote health and happiness through the end of 2010:
- I Resolve To . . . Pick pumpkins.
- I Resolve To . . . Smile at strangers.
- I Resolve To . . . Hit the local Farmers Market.
- I Resolve To . . . Enjoy a weekend with old friends.
- I Resolve To . . . Make time to meditate, stretch & do Yoga.
- I Resolve To . . . Take my daily vitamins, including Vitamin 'D'.
- I Resolve To . . . Take long walks through my favorite neighborhoods.
- I Resolve To . . . Spend lots of quality time on my favorite creative projects.
- I Resolve To . . . Visit my favorite beach & walk barefoot through sand and surf.
- I Resolve To . . . Get plenty of sleep, hydrate, eat fruits and veggies, and make time to relax.
Remember: I Resolve To . . . Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year. It's your choice. Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality in five simple, common sense steps: Dare To Dream, Decide, Define, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that's with you for good! Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who makes resolutions, keeps resolutions, and enjoys the journey! Let's Go For It!
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Kim M. Simpson - September 8, 2010
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