Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Years Resolutions . . .?. 78/365

You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. "I cannot," never accomplished anything; "I will try," has wrought wonders. --J. Hawkes

Why do we wait until New Years to set resolutions? Since Febuary 2008 I have been setting goals and revisiting them. Too many to list here - some just to personal to list here. Some have to do with self improvement others with finance and others with business. This is the first year, I was really surprised that I did not set out a "New Years Resolution" on January 1st, but then I realized, I have a large note book(s) with my goals, dreams and resolutions.

One of my goals is based on "Changing my way of thinking will change my life"
I've had periods in my life where I've dealt with self doubt, insecurity and depression, and then I realized it's a pattern. I feel "down" and I start looking for things that have gone or are going wrong and the negative self talk starts. It spirals downward from there. Now I try to catch it as soon as I realize and play some music, meditate, dance, create and do some positive self talk. Read my notes and for the most part it has worked.

I must confess that this week has taken me by surpise - and I've been in a "funk" a dreary feeling. Today I took my pictures and just then realized what has been happening. My quote for today

"Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome." Leslie Calvin Brown

My pictures today are from my art room. It's my collection of Owls. Another one of my goals is to get rid of the clutter in my home. Where do these precious owl fit in there? Do I get rid of them or do I keep them? What purpose do they serve? Other than I like them? LOL Hmmm, things to ponder.

and since I was in a somber mood - I baked brownies. I haven't done that in a very long time. My kids better come home and eat that up really quick!

If you are interested in a good article on "The Psychology of New Years Resolutions" see Here:


snaphappee said...

I set goals instead of making resolutions. It works for me. I love how you've used your journaling to identify the cycle. That's a great thing! You are so inspiring! I really appreciate you!

Amanda said...

I get a lot out of your blog. Great quotes and great ideas.
Yesterday's photos are beautiful!!
Another thing, if you like the owls,I really don't thing you have to get rid of them. I really like owls myself. You have a cute collection!

Tess said...

You really are inspiring. thank you! As for your owls...Well, I used to have a big collection of Lighthouses. I decided that they weren't serving any purpose except to collect dust. I saved a few of my favourites and got rid of the rest. Best of both worlds. :)

Jennifer said...

Good idea with set goals. Which is very true than add up how get better.

by the way awesome owls collection you have. I love that one sewed owl!

I used to have big collection with cats. No more long ago get rid most of them. Mo has some giraffes but most are packed.

Jennifer said...

Ohh one more thing! Your brownies.. looks good!

xLeeB said...

There better be some brownies left, missy! *stern face*


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