Fresh Start

New Year Fresh StartI’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions–why wait until January 1st if changes need to be made? But I see the value in reassessing the past year and making goals for the upcoming one. Although, now that I think about it, I didn’t even do that until I married Chris. He’s a list guy. You know the type. Even with all the technological tools available to him, he still prefers a legal pad to an iPad.

I still remember the first time I saw him and his legal pad in action. We had just taken our first vacation together (Disneyland) and on the flight home, he whipped out the yellow pad. I watched as he headed sections Monday through Sunday then filled in the lines beneath with his to-do list. So, I shouldn’t have been surprised when, at the end of December, he asked if I’d written out my goals for the coming year.

This has become tradition for us. Just this morning, he reminded me that we need to sit down together and plan out our year–what trips will we take (and when), what projects need to be done, and how we’ll budget them. But as for actual resolutions? Not so much. If I need to eat healthier, exercise more or spend more time in the Word, I just do it.

However, there are many out there who look to the new year as the necessary motivation to make a change, and more power to them. The following video is a fresh look at how to be more successful in this endeavor. It’s well worth five minutes it takes to watch it even if you’re not into New year’s Resolutions.

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  1. Jennie, please tell Chris that he is not alone. I still prefer paper over electronics to make lists, keep track of rows in knitting, and any other planning I need to do. I hope you both have a happy new year.

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