Friday, December 30, 2011


If you read my last post you'll know that I'm sharing some tips on how to experience your BEST YEAR EVER in 2012! If you didn't read it, go back and read that first so you'll know what I'm talking about HERE. I hope you've found a cute, inspiring, happy journal or notebook in which to write.

By now you should also have written out a detailed description of what you'd like to be, do, and have in the next year, in as much as it depends on you. After you have your description, you should go through and LIST those things that you mentioned. So now you should have a list of things that you feel would make 2012 your BEST YEAR EVER! Well, ONE of the best anyway, assuming you've already had some GREAT years in the past. Hard to outdo marriages and births!  ;)

Take your list and set them into the following categories: personal ( mind, body, spirit ); relationships; home; financial; job/work; giving/serving. If you've not put something in each category, add an item to the category now. You need to have your life in balance by working on ALL areas of your life. Don't worry, it won't be as difficult as it might seem right now. In each category, prioritize them in order of things you want to work on first. Take your first item in each category and list some actions needed to meet each goal. Decide what actions you need to take daily or weekly to begin working on your goals/desires. Look to see if there are two actions you can combine doing at the same time. For example: Under "relationship" goals you might have listed,"to spend more fun time with my spouse". Under "personal body"goals you might have chosen to "walk daily for exercise". So why not do both at the same time by walking with your spouse ( assuming your spouse also wants to walk, of course ). But you get the idea.

The goal is to make this a fun way to help you accomplish your goals. It might seem like a lot of work doing all this planning but in the long run it will all be worth it. If you don't do everything you've planned on doing, don't beat yourself up about it. You're probably doing more than you've done before anyway, so be happy with that. Start again tomorrow getting back on track. It's a NEW DAY!

But if you're REALLY AGAINST goal setting, try this: Plan on doing ONE NEW THING a month. Call it "12 in 2012". Kind of like your bucket list. It doesn't have to be a BIG thing. Just something you haven't done before but have always wanted to do. Or maybe just something new you've thought of that you think might be fun. This could get you motivated for better things in the future and you might even want to start setting goals!

I'd love to hear what new things you've done so please share them with me here.

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