Marcy's Choice in The Last Green Valley, a National Heritage Corridor!
Located in northeast CT, Putnam is a gem of a place to live, work, visit!
Putnamania is also my "happy place".
Putnamania will catch you, and you too will become a Putnamaniac before long.
Come and visit! Stay a while!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Resolve to make reasonable resolutions and follow through! You can do it!
The dictionary says: res·o·lu·tion,[rez-uh-loo-shuh n],noun
Wikipedia says: A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.
A key element to a New Year's resolution that sets it apart from other
resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new
beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year's resolution
generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.
Some of the most popular New Year's resolutions are:
Drink Less Alcohol Eat Healthy Food Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Get Fit Lose Weight Quit Smoking Save Money
Volunteer to Help Others
Most people successful in their lives that I know say:
*Make goals reasonable, so that you will keep at the until you reach them. Instead of I am going to lose 50 lbs by Feb 1st, say I am going to exercise 4 times a week, and only have one sugary treat per week).
*Set them often. Once you have successfully signed up to volunteer at a place you are passionate about, set your goal to spend 15 hours a month there.
*Set new goals, or revisit goals that might have slipped away from your attention. Remember when you used to do crunches during the commercials of nightly tv time...but now you no longer do it. Get back into that habit!
Keeping a dry erase board on your fridge is a great place to see your current goals, and once they are in your repertoire, a great place to see your newest goal(s).
Mine change often. It keeps me on my toes and working hard. Right now I have two goals listed: 1) learn to play the piano again, 2) jog more ~ 1000 miles for 2013, which is about 20 miles per week. Broken down like that, I know I can do it, and I can take just one week at a time...
Past goals have been such things as take a little time every day to listen to and enjoy music more often. It worked! However, when that starts to slip away, I will re-goal it!