Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hello 2014!

With the start of a new year, everyone sets off to start their long list of New Year Resolutions, which often includes: exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier foods, be a better mom, or something along those lines....
Most people feel that a new year is just the perfect time to set all plans in motion and magically change the way we live, eat, act, etc... I wish it was that easy and we could just wake up one day and say "today is the day!"...
And while I am not trivializing the good intentions and meaning of resolutions (I do know many people that make resolutions a reality), I do have a little something against this whole idea... Why? you may ask... well.. I just think that when we come up with "resolutions" and plans to change, we're sort of giving ourselves ultimatums and in a way setting ourselves up for failure and disappointment... For some reason I tend to think that mini steps are much better... For a few years I've been giving myself "mini goals" instead of huge resolutions that often prove to become obstacles to my success....
Instead of saying "I will not rely so much on my cell phone", I say "I will not look at my cell phone while I'm eating"... or instead of saying "I will lose 50 lbs this year", I say "I will make an effort to lose up to 3 lbs per month"... or  instead of "I will quit drinking soda", I say something along "I will only drink soda 3 times per week and take it from there"....you get the point.. I strongly believe big resolutions just don't work and we should just focus on life style changes that will little by little become routine and then habit....it's not easy, but definitely simple....

Also, aside from the whole topic of resolutions vs. mini goals, I also want to mention that my goal for this year (and every year for that matter) is to constantly PAY IT FORWARD and inspire people to do good things for others... I vow to say something nice to a stranger at least twice per week and in turn put a random smile on their face to make their day that much brighter....

With that said, I hope this a successful blogging year filled with adventure and fun stories!

Happy New Year!!!!

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