Monday Mornings

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

It’s a New Year and time for New Year’s resolutions, right? Eh, I could do without resolutions—they are just not my thing. I think there are other ways to launch your new year.

One thing I have done for years now instead of resolutions is to pick a word that will represent my year. One year it was compassion, another passion, and yet another year adventure. This year my word is, well, me. Yep, that’s my word. ME.

I had some eye-opening experiences in 2016 that woke me up to the fact that I need to make myself a priority rather than hope I am someone else’s priority. So now I ask myself, “What would it look like if I treated myself as a priority?”

A few friends I know did something last year in place of New Year resolutions that I thought was interesting. Instead of resolutions, they did 16 Things for 2016. Along with my word for the year, I’m starting my list of 17 things for 2017.

Another woman I know is doing a resolution a month. So, she doing 12 month-long resolutions, for example, dry January, no-spending February, and so on. I like this idea too and started my own list for each month.

And still another friend writes out a vision for the year instead of doing resolutions. What’s a vision? Essentially, it’s a visualization of an outcome for the year. Then you use that vision to guide you through the year.

What things are you doing for your 2017?

Make it a great week! Make it a great year!


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I haven’t decided what to do for 2017 yet, but you’ve inspired me to try to think of something.

You always have great ideas! Can’t wait to hear what you’ll be doing.

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