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Old 12-31-2013, 06:01 AM
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So, what are your personal resolutions for the New Year?

Typically, my resolution is vague and all-encompassing: Make a better life for myself. This year, I want to do a few specifics to make that happen.

As I posted on Busy Board, I want to work a bit less--do well consistently, but grind myself up less. This is a personal goal, too. I actually did a craft over the holiday break and loved it. I'd forgotten how much fun NOT working can be! I'm also working on family finances, and I want to get my house back in better condition.

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Old 12-31-2013, 06:26 AM
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Mine are summed up best as to be happier.

1.Get a job with health coverage. ( long story why I'm no longer teaching)

2. Spend more time enjoying my son without worrying about my future.

3. Be happy because I exist.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:29 AM
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And, like the book says, it's almost all small stuff. And the "big stuff" that I have no control over, I need to hand it over to The Big Guy. Wish me luck!
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:35 AM
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I started reading a daily devotion DAILY (yes, I've read them in the past, but not on a regular basis) last summer, and it has been wonderful!

My resolution is to continue. I read it at bedtime and it's a great way to end the day. I guess when I get around to a year, I'll either get a new one or just start this one over. I really like the one I have.

I know that sounds like a small goal, but it really does have a huge effect on other areas of my life so it's bigger than it seems.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:54 AM
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I always say I am going to lose weight, but I never do. So, this year, I think I am going to resolve to be happier with me. I am always comparing myself to everybody else and feeling like I don't measure up. This year, I am going to try to stop comparing myself to everyone else.


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Old 12-31-2013, 06:57 AM
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I'm looking for a new devotional program. Would you be willing to share what you are using?
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:04 AM
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After YEARS of taking care of everyone else first, my resolution is to take care of MYSELF first this year.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:14 AM
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Mine is to work on my relationship with God. I want to grow spiritually and truly be content with what plans God has for my life. I also want to be doing daily devotions.

Of course, there is always eating healthy and exercising, too.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:30 AM
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I have two areas I want to improve: Physical and Spiritual

1. Spiritual--I want to really focus on improving my relationship with God by becoming more focused on daily prayer and scripture.

2. Physical--I need to improve my eating habits by cutting out most sugar and eating less processed foods. I also want to add strength training to my workout regime three times a week. I am 47yo and all of sudden extra weight is creeping on and places are becoming "soft" on my body that were never soft before. Getting old stinks sometimes!
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:41 AM
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Linda2671 I know I'm not the OP about devotionals but my all-time favorite that I stuck with for a whole year and actually will reread this year is Jesus Calling. I'm rereading it because I loved it so much! It's a quick, easy read each morning with Bible verse or 2, so it takes less than 10 minutes and each one was beneficial to me. It was a great way to start my day!!!


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Old 12-31-2013, 08:23 AM
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I want to declutter.

I want to declutter things, declutter negative thoughts, declutter bad habits....

I just look back at the past few years and there is so much clutter in everything!

It will be a very long process and I started early, but I hope it works this year! I'm starting tomorrow by doing a mother/daughter daily devotional with my almost 9 year old. I got her a book for Xmas and I hope it will help bring us both a much needed deeper connection to God.

I also started the things by helping my DH reorganize a bit (see my post below). My kids and I are cleaning out nightstands today.

I want a happy healthy family and all our "clutter" is just getting in the way!

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Old 12-31-2013, 08:50 AM
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Budget using the envelope system. Dh and I are all set up. I hope we can stick to it because I really want to save more money.

Exercise! I added yoga to the budget so I have no excuse.
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:51 AM
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I second trying Jesus Calling, it is really good and modern and relates well to women. I also like Uncommon Prayer. It has a social consciousness bent to it, which I like.

My resolutions:

Daily Quiet/Devotional time. I strayed away from this in the fall.

Eat healthier...less processed foods, no fried foods.

De-clutter. Clean out 1 drawer, area or closet each day..today is the pantry and the freezer. Yesterday I worked in a small area of the attic...


Envelopes system for budget now that DH and I are both retired.

Spend time daily in some type of creative pursuit,,even if it is only 15 minutes. Doing something creative nurtures my soul and helps me take some time for me.

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Old 12-31-2013, 10:30 AM
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Make the MOST money I've ever made!...& I think this is totally doable with my situation!

Be engaged sometime in the new year!

Eat healthier, exercise more, & lose weight

Go on a nice little trip...did travel out of the state a year ago, but it's always nice to be able to do it again!
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:13 AM
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Mine is to lose that last 10 pounds! I've done so well the last year and a half, even with going through a lot of personal problems. But I've been stuck at the same weight for the last four months, so I need to rededicate myself. I work out 5 days a week, so it's going to have to be the food part I need to be more careful about.

And the other thing I want to work on is being at peace in my life. I'm hoping that there will be some resolution to my problems, one way or the other. I'm tired of feeling like I'm in limbo with my personal life. "Serenity Now!"
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:49 AM
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Here are my resolutions:
Pay off debt by May
Save for a home down payment
Declutter and get organized
Be efficient with my time
Exercise 5 days per week
Get 8 hours of sleep nightly
Limit sugar

Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:40 PM
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Healthy habits
*I ordered Zumba and plan using. Limiting eating out and processed foods.
*Find time to do a daily devotional and complete activities to remain calm and centered.
* Continue to hang out with family.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:53 PM
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  • Be healthier
  • Save for a house
  • Clean up my credit and improve my score
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:00 PM
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As my previous post about one word is: calm. There are so many things we can't control I just want to stay calm.
I am back to using a day planner which I am sure will make me more focused. I haven't used one the last two years and tried using online things but found it didn't work.
Get rid of clutter at school and home
Exercise and watch what I eat.
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