Let the Resolutions Roll!

7 Jan

The new year has arrived and thus begins the Resolution Roll.  It’s the list of things I’d like to tackle this year.  It’s also the list of items I’ll blow off by the end of the month.

I know that sounds negative, but it’s true.  At first, I’m so gung-ho to get started.  “I’m going to exercise five days a week, eat healthy, and watch less TV.”

Fast-forward three weeks:  The exercising has gone from five days to maybe two, the broccoli and fruit have given way to chips and fast food, and the new reality shows start so I’m glued to the couch.

So this year, I’m going to try a different approach.  It’s called a Vision Board, and the hosts on a local morning radio show said it’s a great way to stay on track with resolutions throughout the year.

The concept is simple: Purchase a piece of tag board/poster board and find pictures, sayings, etc, that describe what you would like to accomplish in 2015.  For example, if I’d like to go to Hawaii, I would cut out a picture of a palm tree or a beach and attach it to my board.

I think this is a good motivator because by placing the board in a place I frequent, like the kitchen, I will remind myself of the goals I want to achieve.  It might also help me to resist opening the freezer and grabbing the tub of ice cream.

My weekend task is to slap this baby together and focus on what I really want to work on these next twelve months.  Will it help me be more successful?  Well, it certainly won’t hurt, and the picture of me in a swimsuit just might scare me enough to get my ass off the couch!

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