I'm not 'doing' resolutions like I usually do.
A few days ago I came across a blog post "Resolutions Stink: And What Works Better for Me" at NicoleOnTheNet.com. She had gotten an idea from a post at ChristineKane.com titled, "Resolution Revolution: A Better Way to Start Your Year". She advocates the use of one word as kind of a guiding principal for the year.
The word that chose me was "order". Actually, it had to beat up another word that was vying for my attention too.
Last year, I was blessed to have Melanie at "Only a Breath" make me a button with my word for 2013 (abundance). A couple hundred other people were blessed as well, and I think she wore herself out. This year she offers a free template on her blog.
Save the blank template to your hard drive, then upload it to PicMonkey.com to add your own "one word" in the font and color of your choice, just like I did.
While my "one word" replaces resolutions, it does not replace goal-setting.
I found a free book on Amazon.com (free as of 9pm Eastern US time on 12/29):
If it's not free by the time you read this, you can go to DailyActionLog.com and get the first chapter and a download of the worksheets for your email address.
A partial list of my 12-month goals (by December 31, 2014) would be:
1. We have rebuilt our savings after purchasing a house in 2013, and have 3 months emergency funds.
2. We raised a large garden this year, and supplied 50% of our fresh fruits and vegetables.
1. I have run a successful Kickstarter or Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
2. I have an Etsy shop up and running.
1. I will have gotten my blood pressure down to 120/80.
2. I get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 3x per week.
1. I will have documented my family history back to the ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War.
2. My husband and I take turns planning at least semi-monthly date nights.
1. I will have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon cover to cover.
2. I volunteer personally (and with my family) at least one time per month.