Welcome to 2014!

All right, so we don't yet have jet packs or robot maids, but get ready for a great new year.
How, you ask? Great question...

  • Take stock; consider what has made you happy, whether in the last days, weeks, year or years.
  • Write down your goals for the next month, or year.
  • Try to come up with at least 2-3 steps to reach those goals. 
Note: these are not resolutions!

For example: 
I want to run a marathon this year. 
I will run four to five days, every week
I have a plan to increase miles (attach plan)
I have signed up to run a half marathon
I have committed to running the Boston Marathon
I have publicly shared this commitment
You can learn more about this particular goal plan at http://framingham.patch.com/blogs/run-stu-run

Changes can be big, or small. Perhaps you want to have a cleaner kitchen, start a new career, have a better relationship, yell less, exercise more, or increase family meals. 
A resolution is a sweeping statement that is akin to a wish. 
A goal plan is how to get from where you are, to where you want to be.

For help creating a goal plan big or small, I look forward to hearing from you at http://mommybutstillme.com/  , or you can email me at debhurowitz@yahoo.com

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Mel R December 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM
"A resolution is a sweeping statement that is akin to a wish" Exactly! This year I'm taking the time to make a detailed outline of how to achieve the one goal I want to work on this year.
Deborah Silver Hurowitz December 31, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Excellent plan! Make sure to break it down into manageable steps, and happy new year!


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