Monday, January 11, 2010

That's Habit Forming!

I purchased a new notebook this week (pink cover, college rule, 5 subjects with pockets!).  Every time I look at my new pink notebook I smile.  I can't help myself.  The empty white pages are full of potential words just waiting to be written down; and that makes me happy.

That's also the way I see this new year - full of potential.  Potential for fun family field trips.  Potential for meaningful conversations with friends.  Potential for inspiring books.  And potential for growth.

As I've looked ahead at this new year, I've put together a list of areas in my life that I want to concentrate on and grow in:  fitness, faith, and family.  I guess you could say I've been making New Year's resolutions or goals for the new year.  I prefer to think of it as forming habits that will shape me into the woman I dream of becoming.

Since my desire is to form lasting habits I plan to make small changes in my current lifestyle over the course of this entire year.  I've learned that small changes are do-able where as big overhauls seldom stick around for long.  So I plan to choose one new thing each week (or two) to adjust or begin in my everyday life.

As I share my new habits with you I hope you will be inspired and motivated to also create new habits.  Then in December we can look back on the filled days of 2010 together and smile at the goals we accomplished.

Will you join me in forming new habits in 2010?


Carrie said...

As you know - I'm all about the small changes this year. The day-to-day attitude changes and good food choices. Health is what I'm after and a right relationship with God - which does take day-to-day work! So yes, I'll do this "with" you (being motivated BY you) to keep moving myself. =)

Amy said...

So, maybe somewhere in there a Girls Night should be a goal? How could we make it work?

Very fun...little changes do make the big difference!

I'm trying to get us all settled...this week that involves ordering a new laundry hamper and beginning the process of finding all new doctors. One step at a time!:)

Enjoy your notebook...I'm thinking you're more and more a pink girl!

Leann said...

I am totally in... I have so many little things I am working on and I need to just take them one at a time. As you know, I am posting all the things I want to work on this year and then I am breaking them down from there. I am posting your linky and taking your challenge! :)

Also, how do you make your little logo box? I am so computer illiterate when it comes to figuring that stuff out. LOL

Shoot Son Dang Girl Alissa said...

I read a quote recetnly that said "The joy is in the journey. Don't get discouraged because you have a long way to go. Just get started and stick with it."

And that reminded me alot of whats to come this year... its going to be a journey with all these new habits and changes, but we all just have to get started and stick with it!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I used to make the logo box. You can download it for free. It's similar to gimp (also free) or Paintshop (NOT free). You just have to play with it to learn how to do what you want. There are also "scripts" you can download to do extra things in the program.

(I only know these things because Joel's a computer programmer.)

Alissa, you are so right about sticking with it and making productive choices.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I too love office supplies! : )

I am glad that you are excited about your new pink notebook and your plans for the year. I think you are right on track with the idea of making small changes each week. What better way to bring about a change?

My major item for this year is listening to God. That may sound obvious, but last year I was too busy making my own plans to stop and listen to what He had planned. It is about surrender for me - minute by minute, day by day - surrender.

Leann said...

Thanks Stephanie... downloaded and now I am playing with it. :)

Flamingo Mama said...

why am i so behind again with reading your posts??

yes, this is really more what my thoughts are...creating habits more than dreams.

but then again, habits feel so staunchy...dreams sound so, well dreamy:)

perhaps we should join forces and create a weekly habit forming carnival:)

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