Santa brought me a new iPhone for Christmas, and I have had a lot of fun shopping in the App Store! There is an app for just about anything. I’m wondering if there are any apps out there to help people keep their New Year’s resolutions – anybody know of one?
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’m a kinda-sorta type of resolution-making person. I’d rather refer to them as personal goals. Maybe it’s just semantics, but the whole “New Year’s resolution” just sends off a bad vibe to me. It’s like I feel defeated before I ever get the last piece of confetti swept up. Words are powerful though. Did your mother ever tell you to “Use your words wisely?” Moms are pretty smart if you ask me! So, I decided to play the word game and go with goals vs. resolutions.
My goals for 2012: 1) get my priorities straight and 2) improve my time management in order to keep those priorities straight.
Life has a way of making you think about these sort of things. It’s been a combination of life events that got me re-thinking about my priorities: turning the big 5-0, experiencing loss and celebrating joy – especially through the love of a grandchild. Let me just say, it has been a rollercoaster ride for me lately. It’s kind of felt like one of those that turns you upside down a few times. Hmmm…now that I think about it, I’ve never really been a fan of rollercoasters. None-the-less, once we are on, we’ve got to ride it out!
What about you? Are you a goal setter or a resolution maker? Either way, I wish you much success in 2012. And, if you have a little free time, stop by for a visit. It will help me to practice my goal because part of that whole “get my priorities straight” is staying mindful of the importance of relationships, and that means more than just adding another Facebook friend! I want to take time for conversations with family and friends. I think face time is important, and I don’t mean using my iPhone even though there is an app for that too.
So pull up a chair and let’s talk!