Resolutions vs Goals

new-years-resolutionsWe’ve all done it…made a New Years Resolution with a promise to follow through…this time!

Maybe you wanted to lose weight, maybe you want to read through your Bible in a year, maybe you want to spend more time with your kids and less time with your phone, maybe you want to watch what you eat or drink more water…no matter what the resolution may be, here we are, a month later…

Have you stuck to your resolutions?  Have you made those changes in your life?  Some people say it takes 21 days to create a new habit in your life, so have your new habits stuck?

This year I decided NOT to make resolutions!!!  GASP……she went against the grain!!

I decided to make GOALS this year!

The difference is this {to me at least}…Resolutions are made to be broken, goals are made to be achieved!

Let me explain.  New Years Resolutions are often some large life changing thing that needs to happen.  Like the resolutions in the picture.  We throw those things out into the universe and expect something to happen.  We haven’t exercised a day in our life, but now all of a sudden we are going to go running 4 days a week…we love our fast food restaurants and we eat there at least twice a day but we decide that there will be no more fast food this year…we want to Read 40 books this year but we end up reading only a few for who knows what reason.  Why do we fail at the resolutions we make?  Why have I failed at the resolutions I’ve made?  Lack of planning.  We put the end desire out there but don’t attack it with a plan.

That’s why I decided to make Goals this year instead of resolutions :]  Goals have a plan of attack with them.  Goals can be short term or long term and I have some of both.  The difference is that I have a plan this year!  One night I sat down and wrote down spiritual, physical, family and business goals.  Here are a few..

Spiritual:

Physical:

  • Attend 4 to 5 yoga classes per week
  • Take lunch to work rather than buy fast food

Family:

  • Get off the phone and get in the present with my kids/hubs
  • Date nights with hubs 1x/month in home or out

Business:

  • Hand out 5 business cards per day
  • Read testimonials each day to stay pumped

Now these are just a few of my goals, and I know it seems a bit much, but with a plan, this is doable!  I have people keeping me accountable, daily challenge apps keeping me accountable, motivation to change and more on my side!  I wanted to introduce these to y’all today and I’ll give updates periodically as to how I’m doing.  This is just another way to keep me on track :]

Did you make 2014 goals? Have you stuck to them?  Have you rethought the ones you made?  Are you ready to throw in the towel?

I give you permission to keep me accountable and I’m here for you should you want accountability!  I know this is kind of a cliff hanger..no “how to” on keeping your goals…no “what’s my game plan”, but if I gave everything out in one blog post, I couldn’t keep you coming back for more :]  I’ll leave you with this…

Last year I made resolutions…I broke resolutions…this year I made goals…goals are made to be achieved and I’m rockin’ it so far!

He Gets Her

If you haven’t met my hubs, you are missing out!  Johnny loves the Lord, loves his neighbor, loves his wife, loves his kids and loves his strategerie…..he also loves making words up like “strategerie”, but that’s neither here nor there :]

If you haven’t met my oldest daughter, you are missing out!  Joey loves Jesus, loves her family, loves her “BFFs”, loves anything artsy, loves to sing her conversations, and she loves to think things out.

I get Joey on the artsy, music level {we can sing conversations for days}, and I even kind of get her on the thinking things out bit, but her father really gets her on the strategy thing…..I get bored with it :]

They play things like checkers and don’t freak out when one person takes tooooooooooo long to move because they are thinking 5 moves ahead!  Johnny enjoys teaching Joey the strategy of the game like “well if you move there, then I’ll move here then you can jump me here but then I’ll get a double jump and a king cause I’ll go here.”.  This makes me want to pull my hair out!  I play checkers and want to be done before we even started.

Checkers

Checkers 2

I’m so glad they have each other :]  He gets her!

One of Those Days

I know you know what I’m talking about…we’ve all had them.  The kids wake up whining, but you press on, get them dressed, brush the teeth, feed them breakfast, then one of the kids says she doesn’t want to go to school cause she doesn’t feel good, the second kid follows suit by not wanting to go to school either.  Kindergartener gets shoved out the door with Daddy to go to school and Preschooler throws up.

This was our exact story this morning.  Both kids where whining and not wanting to go to school but I held on to hope until she lost in all over herself and the couch :[.  Sammy was in and out of sleep all day….

Sammy Sick

When she wasn’t asleep we were watching TV…this morning alone, I’ve seen Sofia the First, My Little Ponies, Chloe’s Closet, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Strawberry Shortcake. Oh. My. Word.

When we weren’t watching TV, she was munching on Cheerios and sipping water.  The good news is that she hasn’t lost it again, but I’m not sure we are out of the woods yet!

At 2p I get a call from Johnny…guess who ended up in the nurse’s office with a fever?  That’s right, Joey ended up sick…at least there was a reason for the whining this morning!  So she’s home too…

Joey Sick

We watched Frozen when Joey got home and we are currently watching Sofia the First for the second time today.  Once Sammy threw up, Johnny got a sub for tomorrow so their plan is to sleep in and watch more TV tomorrow I’m sure.

Please pray that this is not the flu or anything crazy!  I’m hoping this bug passes quick and none of us adult types get it!!