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Toward the end of last year, I kept hearing about a goal-setting system that women around the world seemed to be raving about. A great believer in metaphysical arrows, and having far too many signs urging me to take a … Continue reading

You know it’s Cold When …

Even the panhandle of Florida is in the 20s with wind chill in the teens. I see where you friends in the Pacific Northwest are even getting cold, cold temps and snow. Our England pals are also getting winter. Now, we here in Pensacola are in the throes of the season (for 48 hours)- by Wednesday this week, it’ll be back to 74 degrees.

Last week, it was in the 70s and there were two nights of severe weather and even a few tornadoes. Then, by the weekend, it was in the 20s. Friday, it didn’t get over 38 degrees. It’s a wonder we don’t all perish from the craziness of the season.

Every one stay warm and cozy!!

I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions because I always say that word seems to set me up for failure. The word goal seems much more palatable to me. I can accomplish a goal, not too sure I can do the same with a resolution.

Since Kit put it out there in the universe that she’s going to get her books published and going to enter some art contests, I’m going to put out there that I plan (goal) to publish at least 4 this year. So, I’ve said it, let’s see if I will do it!  🙂

 

Out with the old …

Well, here we are on the eve of a New Year and it’s found me, as always, in a reflective and somewhat poignant mood. For some reason I’m always a little melancholy as the old year passes, mostly when reflecting over things not done, chances not taken, relationships not nurtured. This year I’m changing that and focusing on the good stuff. The things I’ve done during 2010, the times I’ve taken a chance on something, the people who have been in my life and mattered to me more than words could ever say. All in all, it’s been a pretty good year and I’ve been blessed by so much that is wonderful and positive.

So, as the old year ticks away, I’m focused on planning for 2011. I don’t make resolutions, but I do set goals – big and small – and use the S.M.A.R.T acronym to pin them down. Goals have to be:

Specific – what exactly are you going to do and how are you going to do it? For example, “I will attempt to lose half a stone by Easter by sticking to a 1500 calorie a day eating plan.”

Measurable – “I will keep a written record of what I eat each day and daily calories consumed” When you stick to your daily allowance you’ll feel like a winner, you’ll feel you’ve succeeded, and as we all know, nothing succeeds like success.

Achievable – goals need to stretch us, but they also need to feel within reach. Think big, but maybe take baby steps on the way 🙂

Relevant – are they really what you want or are you going along with someone else’s idea of what you should be achieving. We’re bombarded with diet shows and adverts at this time of year, but if you’re not too bothered about your weight then losing half a stone won’t keep your interest for very long.

Time-Related – put a time factor into the equation, otherwise things remain too vague and it’s easy to give priority to other things. Procrastination is the thief of time.

Richard Bach wrote, “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true”. As we step into 2011, I wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, prosperous, successful and truly blessed New Year. May all your dreams come true.

Love and Light
Tricia