Everyday We Can Start New!

by Kathy Sykes on December 31, 2009 · 0 comments



With the start of each new year, many make New Year resolutions that are primarily focused on improving their lives.  Luckily, I have learned that each day can be a point to start anew. We don’t have to wait until a year passes to make positive changes to our lives. BUT it is important to evaluate the past in order to make positive changes for the future.

Why is it that so many people “fail” in their resolutions each year? Mostly because we make “too many” resolutions and are not truly honest with ourselves about if we are at the place or mind set to make those significant changes. As busy moms and wives, their are always areas of life that we wish we could improve on, one of the biggest being the dreaded work/life balance.

For me, I have to prioritize what aspect of life that I will not compromise and what aspects of work am I not willing to compromise. It is worth mentioning that this CANNOT be accomplished (in any peaceful manner) if you do not communicate your individual goals with your spouse. In a marriage, each person has goals that they want to achieve personally and as a family unit. Somehow we must be able to accomplish our individual goals while still supporting each other to be the best we can be. Isn’t that what we all want anyway? A spouse that is the best person that they could possibly be.

Anyway, back to the goals….Here are mine both personally and professionally:

1. Effectively communicate my goals with my spouse and determine how we can effectively work together inorder to make these goals a reality…How did you know that would be my first one? 🙂

2. Start to take myself and business as a “blogger” more seriously as a profession than a hobby. If I don’t take myself seriously, who else will? 

3. Continue to strive for financial security and freedom.

4. Keep in the forefront of my mind to NOT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!!!

5. Kiss, Hug, and Love on my family as much as I can

If I keep my goals to a maximum of five, then I won’t feel too overwhelmed with striving to make them happen. In 2010, I would like to eliminate the word “overwhelmed” from my vocabulary. There is only so much a person can do in one day. The phrase that I am replacing the word “overwhelmed” with is “be satisfied”!

AND if we may fall short on keeping up with some of our New Year goals, remember that each day is fresh and new. We can always start over. This is not to say that we should not stayed FOCUSED, but it means that we are not allowed to beat ourselves up over it.

I have found inspiration from my fellow bloggers and you keep the bar high! I want to continue to be a part of this elite group of fabulous women bloggers in 2010 and also I ask you to hold me accountable to be the best Wife, Mom, First Lady AND Blogger that I can be for me and YOU!!

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