What’s your theme?

motivation2013 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. I think everyone should look back over 2012 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?

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–just like a “to do” list.

So what’s your plan for 2013?

One of my girls said that one of her goals for 2013 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!!!

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.

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 2013 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. Last year was “The Year of More Magic”.. and now this year is “The year Limited Time Magic

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 show up to boot camp!!!!!!

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.  Proof positive is at boot camp!!!

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:
spirit/ spunk

Share your theme 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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  1. Well…. I had the year of Amy, I had the year of Rich and Amy, and I had the year of Declan, Rich and Amy. This is the year of Balance! Wish me luck. Good luck to you Carrie on your Disney Marathon run. I wish you a personal best on your run!! 🙂

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