Make your to-do list your Ta-da list! Ta da = done!

2014 is here!! I like the thought of a new year. What I don’t like is that so many people give up on their goals in October/November and tell themselves they will get after it in January.

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I think everyone should look back over 2013 and take an inventory of what happened. Did you meet any of your goals? was it a good year? what would have made it better? Actually do a year in review so you can move forward – version 3.0 of you!

In typical Type A fashion, I like to have a plan. I have seen over and over in my life if I don’t have a plan then my focus drifts. My plan is just like a “to do” list.

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To-do’s become Taa-Daaa once you achieve them! 

So what’s your plan for 2014?

One of my girls said that one of her goals for 2014 was to smile more,  ”so that other people will see her smile and hopefully it will make them smile.”  What a great goal–I am totally taking that one for me too!!!

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First…set some goals…make your plan. Make some serious plans, get a new job, go for a raise, start a reno project at home, save a certain amount each month so you can take a vacation, exercise daily and prepare healthy food. Write it out and have it visable so it is a constant reminder! 

Next, make some fun plans: vacation, take cooking classes, get a hobby, start a new activity with your kids/family.

Just make sure that you a writing them down! A goal not written down is just a wish.

Onto your theme…what is 2014 going to be for you? A year of change?  A year of improvement?  A year of fun? My beloved Disney does this…each year they have a theme. 

So why have a theme? Simple…when you claim it you will own it. Why not have a theme?  It’s fun. It gives that plan or your to do list a little more sparkle! This could be your year that your dreams come true.  How amazing is that!!!!!

So what will your theme be?

I will suggest that some of you (you know who you are) you declare and claim this the year of YOU!  So many of you have neglected your needs and put everyone first. You have sacrificed your workouts to make it to a hockey arena. You have sacrificed eating healthy because you had to make sure everyone else was taken care of.

The year of “YOU” does not mean you have to turn your back on things but it does mean that you do have to schedule time to take care of you.  Without you, I am sure that your families would fall apart. It means that you schedule certain days or hours that you are not the chauffeur and that your partner is the one that is in the lead.  You take turns so that you both get some time to take care of yourselves. This means going for that long overdue massage, going to see your friend for a coffee, taking time to pursue your hobby/passion oh and of course carving out that time to workout!!!!!!

It’s time to kick that guilt to the curb and make yourself a happier person.  I know that if you lost those extra pounds that have been weighing you down you would be a different person. 

So many of you are devoted to other people, and there is certainly an element of that as a parent. I will promise you that if you carve out that “me time” you will feel better and you will be a better parent/spouse.

Still unsure of what your theme should be? Pick three words that will inspire you or pick just one word. Make that word or those words your daily motivation/inspiration.

Here are a few words to help you build your theme:
joy
energy
strength
positive
fortitude
happiness
success
change
boldness
courage
determination
gratitude
fearlessness
grit
gutsiness
patience
perseverance
spirit/ spunk

Share your theme/goals below in the comments. Claim it and own it. Inspire and motivate others to have a theme.

Be bold…put it out there.

If you are looking for some support, post your theme below, you know darn well that I will follow-up with you!!!!

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Ending this post with a little Rocky motivation – EYE OF THE TIGER PEOPLE, EYE OF THE TIGER!

Take on 2014 like a boss! 

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#wordstoliveby

 

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