Thursday, January 13, 2011

the resolution post


I have really struggled this year with the idea of resolutions.
I know it's important to set goals and constantly be reaching for them.
I feel like I really failed in this area last year.


I honestly don't even remember what my New Years resolutions were.


I think part of it is that I have put so many unrealistic expectations on myself and then I get really discouraged and just don't do anything.

So this year through a lot of prayerful pondering I have decided that I will focus on one word this year...........

STRENGTHEN

I have more specific goals that don't need to be listed here, but basically this word encompasses:

  • strengthening my relationship with my Father in Heaven
  • strengthening my relationship with my husband and each one of my children
  • strengthening my relationships with neighbors and friends
  • strengthening my body
  • strengthening others through service, and in my calling and visiting teaching

I think because the word strengthen feels like a constant work in progress I won't feel so pressured to be perfect, but to constantly be working towards my goals.

I'll let you know how it's going!

good things:

4-day weekends

the smell of my husband's cologne

rocking my baby to sleep in a nice quiet house

3 comments:

Marley Family said...

What an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing!

Erin said...

I love the word you chose this year. This is a great concept. Good luck!

disillusioned said...

I don't set New Year's Resolutions. Gives the opposition one less way to try to get me to feel bad about myself :)

Mary P.