Have you implemented any new changes/routines in your life this year?
Are you interested in creating a more balanced life, adding an healthy routine, learning to cook, reading more, spending more time with your children, keeping your finances in budget, renovating your home, or taking a few classes?
I don’t personally believe in “New Year’s Resolutions”, I feel they tend to be changes we wish we would make in our lives, but are end up just that- wishes. I prefer that the changes in our lives be made at anytime through-out the year and are something we are passionate about so that the changes can stick, improve our lives, and grow us.
What motivates you to make a change? What motivates you to maintain that change over a long period of time? What causes you to stop actively making that change?
A few popular ways to make a change that sticks with our lives and routines include:
1. Create specific goals.
Ex: If you are looking to add a healthy routine you might: schedule time to walk with a friend 3 times per week and take a nutrition class.
2. Create “do-able” change.
Ex: To spend more time with your children: Plan to spend Sat mornings making breakfast together and read or play games together 2 evenings per week.
3. Learn from those who went before you:
Ex: Planning a renovation? Contact friends, co-workers and family who have done this before and get advice and information from what they learned in the process.
4. Get support.
Change is a part of life. Growth requires change. So embrace the ways that you can bring new energy and quality of life to your daily routines. Because when changes are made by creating goals, planning, and with passion behind them, they are changes that stick in our lives.
So, jump on here and leave comments as to what changes you are making and how you are moving forward with those changes!
My best as you make changes to you life this 2012.