Monday, January 2, 2012

My New, New Years Resolutions...

Well, as hokey as it sounds, every year I prepare a list of New Year Resolutions that I plan on doing starting on January 2nd. I always take a "free day" on New Years Day as I consider that the last holiday of the year.  So I began my new year today...and am vigorously practicing all my resolutions.  

Here's my list (not necessarily in order of importance):
  • Slow down and take time to smell the flowers.
  • Take my exercise program more seriously.
  • Eat healthier with more fruits and vegetables. 
  • Spend more time with my family.  
  • Devote time every day to focus on my spiritual growth.
  • Be more generous to others.
  • Shop less, spend less, save more.
  • Learn how to invest in the stock market.
  • Be a better listener.
So that pretty much covers the areas that I want to focus on this year.  Even if I keep to 75% of them, I'll be happy. But for now, I plan on holding myself accountable to all of these, especially when I look at the list and realize these are qualities that I want to have more of. So today, I started off on the right foot with my food and exercise and spiritual growth. I ran four miles, while listening to "Ask and It is Given" (an amazing book from Esther & Jerry Hicks) and then worked out with my trainer for one hour.  Yes, it was a good day.

I just love of the freshness and possibilities a new year brings. So here's to an amazing 2012.  May yours be filled with health, happiness and prosperity.



22 comments:

michelle said...

Happy New Year!!! Your list is perfect and good for you for starting out on the right foot. That is a great idea too, listening to a book while running, I never thought of that. :) May your year be filled with love, beaches, and sand in your toes. :)
xoxoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, it sounds like you worked out enough for me, too. ha ha. Sounds like some great resolutions.

NanaDiana said...

Congrats- That is a great list- many of the same things that I hope to accomplish this year, too. I hope your week is wonderful- xo Diana

Rose West said...

A Happy New Year to you as well! Here's to a wonderful year of accomplishing goals :)

Jane said...

Good list! And everything is achievable...

I, too, have a list...healthy living is at the top. I am totally committed to keep of meds for my diabetes...which means, exercise and good food choices and amounts.

I absolutely LOVE the photos of your dogs (?) in the boat. What fun it must be to watch them...
See you soon!
Jane

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

A 4 mile run is a very impressive way to start the year!

beachcomber said...

happy new year to you and your family!!
x

helen tilston said...

Congratulations on a very successful day. I ran 3 miles on the windy beach.
May all your resolutions be accomplished

Helen xx

LeAnn said...

Wow...you stopped me in my tracks at 4 miles:)

Happy New Year!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Good for you!!! That book by the Hicks is in my nightstand drawer!!!

Debbie said...

Great list! and good for you to start the new year off right!!!
xxxooo

Donna said...

Happy New year to you too, Debbie! Wow, what an ambitious list you have! I just know that you will follow thru with everything, as organized as you are:) I generally don't make resolutions, but this year, I've decided to make mine "worry less", and "take one day at a time"! No easy fete for me!!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your blog...great photos....I actually don't but would like to slow down and smell the roses....

Happy New Year!

shoresidechic said...

Your pics are great, especially of the two dogs in the boat :)

Coral and Coast said...

Happy New Year Debbie! I have just found your lovely blog and I'm so glad I did. Following along now :) xo Kirsty

Della said...

Happy New Year Debbie! Sorry I'm a little late, but I've had the best little visitors!

I never make resolutions. I always forget about them too quick for it to do me any good! Haha!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I would like to do the same and be serious about exercising and eating right. I need someone to be on my butt about it. Wish we lived close by. Love that shot of the doggies!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Happy New Year to you! I hope it is a fabulous year! I have a new book out on Amazon called "Beach Cottage Decor: Life's Simple Pleasures." If you have a Kindle, it is FREE today and Thursday to download. I just wanted to let you know! xo Cindy

classic • casual • home said...

great resolutions. Several are my own goals!!! Good luck.

sealaura said...

Happy New Year! Those sound like great resolutions. I want to shop less too and after moving twice in less than a year I definitely want to keep things on the minimal side. Hope your year is off to a great start!

Eileen said...

Wow, I am imressed a four mile run, and trainer work out all in one day is taking your excercise very seriously. You go girl. By the way I love your photos!
Is that the bridge in the Keys? It looks like it.
Sounds like your year is starting off very well!
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

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