Friday, February 1, 2013

Life As It Happens

We woke up to find this Thursday morning
which was most certainly not part of our plan for the year.  

I have purposefully not talked about goals for the year because as a family we have one BHAG.  That's all.

Personally, instead of listing out specific goals for me, I chose to find different aspects of my life on which to work.  Not to change excessively per se but to tweak for the better.

Each month, I am focused on another aspect being careful not to neglect what I've just achieved.  Even though there is a major push for one aspect or another, I have been issuing little tweaks along the way.

My mantra is "Taking small steps to achieve big results".

And I have to say, that it's working so far.

January was all about our home.  I felt like after living in this house for 4 1/2 years, that we had a fair amount of stuff built up that needed to find a new home.

Instead of talking about it, thinking about it, or writing it down on a piece of paper to stick to our memo board, I just did it.  I jumped in and decluttered and changed some habits along the way.

I can't force everyone in our house to change habits on my timeline, but I can model the desired behavior and ease their habits into a tweaking of sorts.

Usually I burn out after about a week's worth of my annual New Year's Clear Out and never actually finish.  But this year since I have just done a little bit every day, I saw progress early on and managed to stay the course without falling short of the finish line.

How are you doing with your goals/resolutions so far this year?








4 comments:

  1. My mother is slowly clearing out all the trees in her yard, all of them over the years have become huge and dangerous!

    I did a major clean of my living/dining room area. The dust in this house is unbelievable! The dogs are shedding like it's summer time. I didn't have this goal at the start of the year, but I have to keep on top of this high traffic area.

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    1. Within the span of a year, we had 3 trees struck by lightning so I understand the dangerous and having to get rid of trees. "Small steps toward big results" Ms. Victoria is all I can say. :)

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  2. Who ordered the tree? ha hah
    My goodness, glad that everyone is safe.

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    1. Certainly not me! :) I am too Ms. Reed.

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