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Monday, January 2, 2017

My New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year, y'all!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend and is fully recovered from all of the NYE festivities!  I had my infusion Friday and picked up a cold and a stomach bug while I was there, so I'm thankful for another day off from work to recover!  (Confession - I didn't realize I had today off, so I went into work, waited for an hour, and then left when no one came in!  What a way to start out my year.  Haha!)



In the past, I've set very specific resolutions with plans on how I was going to accomplish them, and I was decently successful with last year's resolutions.  However, this year, I want to switch it up a bit.  Instead of setting a bunch of resolutions, I'm going with a word - intentional.  I want to be more intentional in the decisions that I make each day, and from that I expect that my habits will change.

the content that I share //  I really want to continue being realistic and authentic, and I hope to share more posts of substance and more helpful content.

the people I surround myself with // I'm going to be really honest with y'all - I do not like negative energy.  I probably sound extremely superstitious, but I think negative energy and bad vibes are contagious.  And I've started to realize that there are a lot of people in my life who could be having the best day ever and still manage to find something to complain about.  In 2017, I hope to remove some of this negative energy from my life.  I know it's going to flat out suck and be very difficult, but I keep reminding myself that an important part of growth is letting go of things that hold you back.

my spending habits //  I am a strong proponent of living within your means and practical spending.  My goal for this year is to do a little more saving by cutting out so much money spent on eating out.

the way I spend my time //  I'm a pretty on-the-go person, so I often feel guilty for taking time to stop and just chill out.  In the back of my mind, I'm always thinking about how I should be writing a blog post or doing research.  I really want to give myself more time to read, write, and create this year.  Toward the end of 2016, I really started practicing my 'no', and I hope to continue being selective with how I spend my time in 2017.

my relationship with Christ //  I plan to go through RCIA this year.  (In layman's terms, I am planning to convert to Catholicism.)  I really wanted to go through the process last year, but it wasn't feasible due to some unexpected things happening in my life.  In all honesty, I'm glad that I waited a year because I am even more committed to my decision.

the organizations that I devote myself to //  It's no secret that I love volunteering in my community.  Yet again, I find myself overcommitted because I genuinely want to make the world a better place.  In 2016, I had the pleasure of sitting in board meetings where people's eyes lit up while they basically word vomited about their passions; y'all, those are the organizations that I want to be part of. 

the way that I treat my body //  Just like 95% of the population, I want to eat healthier and get into better shape this year.  But I also want to remember to be nice to my body.  The extra weight that I gained in 2016 isn't going to kill me, and neither is having a Pal's cheeseburger once a week.

relationships and interactions with others  //  I hold myself to very high standards, and at times I catch myself holding others to the same standards, which is totally unfair.  In 2017, I hope to be more intentional about giving grace to others.


I want to hear from you - what are your New Year's Resolutions?


23 comments:

  1. I love the idea of going with a word instead of setting an unrealistic number of goals and resolutions! I haven't quite picked mine out yet, but I think it's an awesome way to reach your goals. My number one goal is to just be a better me; being more healthy, being more conscious of how I treat others, and being the best friend/wife/sister/daughter/teacher/etc. that I possibly can be.

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  2. Intentional is my word for the year too! Love this!

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  3. We share a lot of the same goals. First of all, congratulations on deciding to RCIA. I've been a Catholic my whole life, and one of my goals for this year is to reconnect with my religion and with God. When I went to college, I seemed to put religion on the back burner. I'm excited to get back to it! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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  4. Money saving is always a good idea!

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  5. What a great word of the year. I like both goals and a word, to be honest. I'm also a fan of checking in with yourself every two weeks or so to make sure you're on track and still want to be working towards a specific goal. It's okay to change our minds!

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  6. It's so important to be mindful of all these things when moving forward into a new year -- even little changes make a huge difference sometimes.

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  7. Intentional is a PERFECT word! I think I might steal it for myself if that's okay with you!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  8. Great word of the year!! Also, I love the one about Christ... that one can make everything better!

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  9. These are all some amazing goals and I love your word for the year. Wishing you the best in 2017!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  10. Loved reading your goals! Too funny you had the day off without knowing

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  11. This is my word! I love this, I want to be more intentional! I want to intentionally spend my time on things that I love, and honestly be in the moment more. Since we have so many things going on, I want to soak it all in as much as possible! Love your resolutions!
    xx
    Ashley

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  12. That's such a good word. I heard someone else say theirs was purposeful which is similar. Mine is self-worth.

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  13. These are such great goals! Happy New Year Dana!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  14. I love how thoughtful these resolutions are. Good luck!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

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  15. Ahh love your word for the year! Mine is NOW! Also congrats on your RCIA journey, I'm Catholic to! You'll be in my prayers!

    xo

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  16. Such great resolutions! Like you and many others I want to work on a healthier lifestyle as well. Here's to a new year and achieving new goals!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  17. Your word is so great! I really like how it can apply to so many things. Congratulations on your decision to begin RCIA, I will be praying for you as you take these next steps!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  18. These are fantastic resolutions, I'm sure you'll be successful in making them work for you. I to am hoping to save more and cut back on unnecessary spending, travel more for fun, and give my blog an upgrade. Best wishes for a fab 2017!

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  19. Thats too funny that you went to work, I was even a little thrown off by it! But I love the idea of treating your body right!

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  20. Ahhh! Going to work and not being scheduled for the day is my worst nightmare, lol. Except that they would probably ask me to stay - they always need nurses. ;-) And I am SUPER excited about your journey with Catholicism! I've known it my whole life and I teach faith formation, but it's always interesting to find out about someone converting as an adult. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me - I don't know everything, of course, but I love talking about it! ;-)

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  21. Yay for starting RCIA- that's so exciting!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  22. I hope to be more realistic and authentic in my writing too! good luck in 2017 :)

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  23. Love these intensions you set for yourself! I feel like setting intensions is a more forgiving way to approach new goals. Hope your 2017 is amazing!

    Jennifer Ashley
    www.prettylittledetails.ca

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