27 Dec, 2014 10 New Year Resolutions I Hope to Never Make Again!
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Every year, most of us make a list of the things we want to change about ourselves… our looks, habits and even our outlook on life. A year later, most of us find we are making the SAME resolutions once again. This year, I want to learn how to implement the following 10 things into my life, so transformation actually happens in 2015. Good intentions are one thing…acting upon what the heck I want to change is another.
Here is a short list of resolutions I hope to never make again.
- GET TO KNOW GOD MORE. I can’t give if I don’t have. I am realizing without focusing on God first – every day – all the time – nothing else will work the way He intends it to work. Knowledge is one thing, becoming who He’s called me to be is another. I’m going to work on intentionally applying what I already know.
- QUALITY TIME WITH OTHERS. With the craziness of our fast-paced world and social media which makes us anything but “social,” I am going to be intentional on personal interaction with others. I will pick up the phone instead of just typing out “cool” or “love it” under someone’s post. Quality time with each of my 4 kids and my man is also a main priority.
- EATING HEALTHY. If I don’t throw the junk in the trunk, this problem would be solved! This past week I threw away a TON of bad flours, junk food, you name it, that I didn’t want to eat anyway, but was constantly staring me in the face. In the trash it went! Since November of 2013 I lost 50 pounds that I desperately needed to lose, primarily through healthy eating. Now to continue to not put junk in my cart at the grocery store. Not just chips, but bad oils, wheat, etc. Anything I can’t pronounce on the label will not go in my cart. Period. I will LIVE in the fresh fruits and vegetable isle! If you see me in any other section of the store….call me out! Grass-fed cows, non hormone pumped-up chickens, wild caught salmon….watch out! I never want to feel like I did last year again. Never.
- FORGIVE. This past year a lot of hurts have transpired and even though I have no control over people’s actions, I do have control over how I respond. It has been one of THE hardest things I’ve had to grow in thus far. It also makes me analyze my own life to see who might need my forgiveness. Who have I wronged and how can I mend that relationship. I’m done having this affect my sleep at night.
- GETTING MORE SLEEP. I’ve had major sleep issues over the past two years. For those of you that can relate, you know what I mean when I say it’s a type of torture. However, I know by applying the other resolutions in my life, sleep will come easier for me. Emotional along with physical issues have trashed my sleeping pattern. More ZZZZZs please!
- TO NOT LIVE ON ASSUMPTIONS. I assume a person’s life is a certain way when it isn’t. Making assumptions based on inaccurate or partial information has happened in the past. Not anymore. When I get to know people on a deeper level and continue to love them even when it hurts – healing will happen.
- ENJOY BEING ME. According to my husband I almost always put too much pressure on myself. For example, the feelings of not being a good enough mom or not doing enough to help others. It might be as simple as not being able to fix my hair! Regardless, I want to fully embrace who God made me and enjoy who I am. After living a decade in Hollywood where I was constantly told I wasn’t tall enough, thin enough (at 120 lbs) or didn’t have a big enough chest, this is something I’ve had to work on since my Los Angeles departure. Read Search for Significance if you’ve got the same issues.
- READ MORE. I love learning, but I don’t carve out specific time to pick up that good book I’ve wanted to digest for the past 3 months. Not anymore! I’m planning 3 nights a week were I read a book, apply the good info it’s suggesting and actually finish it!
- LAUGH MORE. More jokes, less seriousness. Like my kids need to act my age when they are 5. I should be learning how to laugh and have fun from them!
- DREAM AGAIN. When we get older, we tend to think that raising kids, making meals and changing diapers is all there is. While these are very important tasks, I want to dream big dreams like I did when I was a teenager. In doing this, I know my kids will learn how to believe God for the impossible as well.
Last but not least, learning from others will also help me grow.
Question: So what do you plan on implementing in your life to make it your best year ever? Share your answer by clicking here.
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LukePosted at 14:54h, 29 December
Thanks for the great post.
In the business of life it is easy for us to focus on the peripheral things and not the things that are within our control. As a Christian, I know that the only way to have lasting change is for it to be done through walking in the Spirit. This is easier said than done since it requires us to be diligent in your first resolution of “getting to know God.” Hope you find time to spend with Him this year!
TinaPosted at 09:33h, 30 December
That’s my goal. Thanks Luke! Next up is to get more than 2-3 hours of sleep a night, so I can get up BEFORE the kids to get more in the word. Without sleep, everything falls apart. Without God everything falls apart. Hey, can I read while I sleep?
KarriePosted at 12:19h, 30 December
Good ones, Tina!
I can relate! I’m back in LA working for Universal Studios.
I don’t have cable/TV so I’ve been binge watching The West Wing. It’s like a time warp to Bush/Cheney ’04. Wow!
Having health issues as well, so I applaud your resolutions! 50 lbs is an amazing loss!
Happy New Year!
TinaPosted at 13:03h, 04 January
Karrie! Let’s catch up via phone! what’s the best number to reach you on? I would LOVE to talk! So excited for your new life and job at Universal Studios. I’ll be calling you too for some inside info to blog on 🙂 I haven’t watched the West Wing, but I will check it out! What health issues are you having, if you don’t mind my asking? Thank you for your encouragement on the weight loss. I still have 3 pounds to go. I was just sick of being sick.
SharonPosted at 12:24h, 03 January
I like your list Tina, I can relate to almost all of it, no kids or husband, the food, relationships, knowing God better all impact my life and really hope to take out more time to read.
TinaPosted at 13:06h, 04 January
Sharon! Thank you for being a life-long advocate. You can always come hang out with my kids to get the kid fix 🙂 I agree with more time to read! How do you plan on implementing your 2015 plans? I could use the advice as well!
ChristinaPosted at 12:21h, 04 January
This is an awesome one…miss you friend!! Happy new year!
TinaPosted at 13:04h, 04 January
Christina. Thank you for your sweet message yesterday! Let’s talk coconut oil, kids and life in general. What resolutions are you trying to do in 2015! I know you’ll have something interesting to say on that one!
AnaliaPosted at 12:22h, 04 January
Amen! That was beautiful!
TinaPosted at 13:05h, 04 January
Analia! Thank you for your thoughts! What resolutions are you focusing on for 2015! I would love to know and apply 😉 Thank you for your friendship and going out of the way to attend any event I’m at in CA. Driving hours to help and hug means the world to me! Love you! And who could ever forget the robbers at your church with the guns. Thank God we survived that one!