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New Year’s Resolutions vs. Daily Intentions

January 11, 2014 in I Adore What I Love

Ahhh New Year’s has come and gone and with that, many of us have already
neglected the resolutions we’ve set for ourselves!!  How are you doing on yours? 

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Last year, I came up with a few (wanted to publicize my blog to the world and no longer keep it a secret from almost everyone I know (success!!), hoped to spend less, save more (did okay), aspired to be more spontaneous (given that I’m afraid of heights and did this while at the top of the Willis Tower, I’d say I tackled the goal), and last but not least, I aimed to work out as much as I did before my wedding (ehhh, I went through ups and downs with this one)).

For 2014, I am going to take a different approach.

I am going to try to be a better me each and every day. SO, if I had a lazy day yesterday, today I am going to get up and do something.  If I was too attached to my iPhone screen last night at dinner, today I am going to make a point to keep it out of sight when I’m in the presence of others.  If I ate out too many times in one week, I am going to strive to make dinner most nights the next. If I….. well, I could quite possibly go on and on with this list forever but you get the point, right?! Good :)

Of course I have in my mind a few specific and concrete things that I’d like to try and do better for myself but if I’m not perfect one day, the next day I will take another stab at it.  For as long as I can remember, this is not the way my mind works and in my opinion, it’s one of my biggest faults in life.

Case in point: I say I’m going to workout starting Monday and then Monday comes and goes and I got busy at work and never went to the gym.  Then, in my mind it’s over for me for the remainder of the week until the next Monday when I try again.  This is not the easiest to admit to you but obviously we all know that this is literally the WORST way to think.

That’s why, this year, I am sticking to the intention of being a better person each and everyday!  And guess what? I am super excited to do just that… I would tell you to wish me luck but I don’t think I’ll need any!

Would love to know your thoughts on
New Year’s Resolutions vs. Daily Intentions! 
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  • Cassie January 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Ryan and I are firm believers in setting goals. We set goals instead of resolutions. You can check out our reason and some resources here:

    • Dana Ivy January 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Just read your post, Cassie – I completely agree with everything you had to say! Also, love the task sheet you provided!!

  • Alyse January 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love this!
    I already think you are a REALLY good person, but I know we all have room to improve. Love you

    • Dana Ivy January 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Awww love you more – so glad you like my plan!! And so true- we all have room to improve :)

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