Tired of making the same New Year resolutions? This will help! How to move past the past and look forward to the future once and for all! See the results!
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.
Michael Hyatt, former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing and one of my top role models, has created a video series to help us apply our goals for 2015. Check it out here!