Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolution -- NOT!

I didn't make a new year's resolution.  It continues to be the same pretty much every year.  Improve emotionally, improve spiritually, improve physically, improve my parenting skills, improve my educational skills, and improve my financial skills.  That's basically it in a nutshell.

So the question really is how am I doing in comparison with last year on all these counts and if I would put a number value from 1 to 10, I would say I have improved............before I can say, I have to add another category cause I don't like the number 6, 7 is a more complete number.  So I'm going to add improve intuitively.

Intuitively may sound like a strange category but when you think of it, it is going with your gut feeling and not second guessing yourself.  And just for the heck of it, you could ask yourself where you rate on these levels too.

Emotionally: 5
Spiritually: 5
Physically: 3
Parenting Skills: 6
Education Skills: 7
Financial Skills: 4
Intuitively: 3

All of these kind of works together because when you improve in one respect it helps the improvement in another respect.  Education is the highest for me because I did complete an Associates degree.  Now I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree.  Physically and intuitively are tied in last place because those are the areas I mostly struggle with.

I'd like to lose weight without going on a strict diet.  I enjoy food, so I've been trying to eat in moderation, cut back on my sweet intake, trick myself into exercising more, and drinking more water.  Yes, I did say trick myself into exercising, for instance, doing more activities with my kids like playing tennis, going to the park, playing baseball (did it once, yay!), and now getting Wii fit.  Not only has this helped me become more active (even at a 10% level), it also helps me bond and spend more time with the kids.

Following my intuition is hard.  I tend to second guess myself.  Getting myself spiritually right and emotionally right helped me improve this area.  Learning to put God first in all things and seeking God's advice in all things has been the key for me.

Good for you if you've made New Year's resolutions.  I prefer not to, just making steady climbs upward.

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