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Happy New Year's! Resolutions...WINNER OF AMAZON GIFT CARD: MUSICANDMOONLITE

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Good 2022 to you!



I don't know about you, but I have set New Year's resolutions for as long as I can remember. Actually, in Sunday School class this morning, I told a high schooler that I couldn't pinpoint when I started. He said he doesn't make any and I asked why. He said most people don't keep them from what he understands.


As a psychology professor, I actually teach about the best ways to create goals and types of goals. So, if you're game, here we go:


1) Be specific. The best goals have exact rather than vague goals. We all know it's better to say, lost five pounds rather than merely lose weight.

2) Approach rather than avoidance goals. So, actually, rather than say, cut out sugar, it's better to make a goal of eat five servings of vegetables a day. We humans have a hard time of doing without and are much happier to do.

3) Under your control, rather than someone else's control. For example, I can't control whether an agent accepts me as a client, but I can control my submitting to an agent.

4) Have a time frame. For example, I will do complete a manuscript by June 30, 2022 rather than I will write a book this year. I have been known to hurry up just to meet that (self-imposed) deadline rather than miss meeting a goal.

5) Make the goal doable; if it's something you can't possibly do given your abilities and circumstances, you will just give up. And that doesn't help anything. We want to feel great about our accomplishments!


At the same time, while setting resolutions and reaching goals can be important, contentment with who we are in relation to who we are in God is, in the end, most crucial.


Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord is God.

It is he who made us, and we are his,

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.


By the way, yes, I will be sharing my resolutions below...and you?


PS Extra tip: I also set different categories so I'm not too single-minded. :)


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diannemiley
diannemiley
05. 1. 2022

I didn't set resolutions, per se, but as I read yours, I realize that I have set goals.

  1. Physical - Lose 20 pounds using Noom. Walk 5 days a week.

  2. Spiritual - Read devotions first thing in the morning without putting it off until later.

  3. Writing - Get blogging back on track. Build my blog readership. Work on novel.

  4. Family - Encourage & pray for my family daily. Beach vacation. Weekend away with hubby.

  5. Home - Plant a raised garden. Build a swimming pool.

  6. Financial - Continue saving for retirement and praying for guidance on investments.

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
06. 1. 2022
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Good for you!! And I like the idea of compensation. :)

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Host
05. 1. 2022

I don't set goals, but I have been trying to exercise and eat better.

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
05. 1. 2022
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Now that the holidays are over, I need to get back on track with my eating habits!

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Natalya Lakhno
Natalya Lakhno
05. 1. 2022

No resolutions for me :) - less stress LOL

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
05. 1. 2022
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I understand, but I am just that kind of person who is always finding stress! Good thing I do yoga and read. :)

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Cindy Davis
Cindy Davis
05. 1. 2022

I do New Year Goals...I didn't count how many I actually set. Then, on my book blog, I list my bookish/blog goals. Happy New Year! https://encounterswiththedavisfamily.blogspot.com/2022/01/new-year-goals-2022.html

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
05. 1. 2022
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Thanks for sharing--I'll check out your blog, too. :)

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musicandmoonlite
04. 1. 2022

his year my 11 year old granddaughter asked us what our "new year hopes" were...hmmm...I loved that idea! Especially since God had just dropped the word HOPE into my spirit the prior week as my 2022 word. So we did a hope for 2022. Mine was to get my mental health better, not just for me, but so that I can encourage and help my loved ones and those He brings across my path.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
09. 1. 2022
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You won the gift card! Just email me at Christinasinisi@gmail.com to claim your prize. :)

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