motivation monday: 2013 resolutions/goals/intentions

by Barb on December 30, 2012

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2013 Goals

Whether or not you make resolutions, many of us feel compelled to make changes when the New Year comes. Each shift in the seasons brings outside changes creating an inner desire to change, to fit our habits and outlook to where we are in time.

Where do you want to be one year from today?

What will you have accomplished?

Who will be your co-pilots?

I’ve been brainstorming answers to these questions as I prepare to do my Annual Review. I’ve already set two specific goals for myself: running 13 races in 2013 and making enough money to cover my blogging expenses plus money towards my children’s school tuition.

The rest of my notes focus on priorities I need to set in my life and what I draw enjoyment and energy from, and what robs me of energy. I’ve come to realize that I said yes to something this past fall which is robbing me of a lot of energy, and a lot of time. Since I spend a lot of time in my head while writing, I need my energy for writing and my family. Something may need to change, and soon.

I’ve also been thinking about a word or two to remind me about my goals in 2013. Strangely enough, the word “whatever” has been coming up for me in the past few weeks when relationships come up. It sounds dismissive which isn’t me, and it also sounds like a person who chooses not to get pulled into drama. A person who can see both sides with compassion. Maybe I need to rephrase “whatever” into “compassion.”

So…let’s hear about your goals, resolutions, intentions for 2013. You may not want to set a goal, but I bet you want to make a change. You’ve realized that something in your life isn’t working, and you’re ready to make the change.

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Amy December 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I am with ya on the blogging income. Time to reimburse myself a bit for the time I’m putting in! I’d also like to publish an e book or two this year!


Barb December 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

Yup! I just got my invoices from my hosting provider for 2013. Needless to say, I’m reviewing them, and deciding what I truly need to run the blog.

I’m thinking about doing an ebook, too! I think you could do a few ebooks with all the great ideas you have on your blog!


Nancy Vecchione January 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Love the idea of ebooks–are you ladies thinking more of a short pamphlet type ebook or something longer? And are you doing practical tips type of books or thought provoking insights? Thanks.
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Barb January 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Oooh, lots of questions! I was thinking of a short one for the spring, maybe 10 pages.


Megan @ That Neat Blog January 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I love the goal to run 13 races in 2013. I really need to be more active so I’ll be making a goal like this one, maybe one my kids can join in on.
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Barb January 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

Even if you can’t find a race locally, I’ve noticed a lot more virtual races being posted on fitness blogs. Good luck! I know my daughter wants to join me. I should plan on doing a fun walk with her in the spring.


A Little R & R January 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

Happy New Year!!!!
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Barb January 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thank you! And you, too!


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