Well, it’s been about five months since many of us made our annual New Year’s Resolutions. I was trying to remember mine, so I guess maybe I haven’t quite met them. Hum…
USA Today did a study where researchers tracked individuals who made New Year’s resolutions. They divided them into two groups: (1) Those who made a resolution and wrote it down, and (2) those who made one but didn’t write it down. The results were astonishing. Of those who neglected to put their goal down on paper, only 4% kept their resolution, however, those who did write it down, 44% kept them. That’s a ten fold increase!
So this got me thinking. Did I write them down somewhere? If I was smart enough to, where did I put that paper? Maybe you share in this dilemma?
Well, whatever those goals were in January, they are still probably relevant today. So, maybe its time to start over. If you didn’t make at least one resolution, then maybe we can all set some goals together.
Here’s some easy tips:
- Write it down. Put it in a prominent place, or somewhere where it won’t be lost.
- A goal must be achievable. Maybe you could have two, one easy, and one that is challenging.
- The goal must be measurable and specific.
There’s a lot of info out on the net, including a website set up to help with goalsetting, http://www.mygoals.com. I haven’t spent a lot of time on the site, just pointing out there’s help available.
So, what are my goals going to be?
- Keep working on my diet and exercise by maintaining my present weight and making it to the gym at least three times a week.
- Set up opportunities to share with people the importance of getting healthy, body, mind and spirit.
- Getting a vegetable garden planted by May 1st.
- Complete the Spiritual Exercises and start sharing with others about the experience.
- Finally start my Sacred Feast dinners, inviting people to my house to share in the cooking and eating of a healthy meal.
So, folks, those are my goals/resolutions I want to keep for the next several months. If you have some goal/resolution you want to work on, post it in the comments section of this post. Let’s cheer each other on!