logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
stapwahjnd02, jkovach, LindaT999, Aki, stepjmus03
57729 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,729 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,268 Topics
819,724 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 424
Nancy Roussy 360
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 137
Mona - Astronomy 128
Sheryl T 77
Deanna - New Age 70
Korie - California Editor 50
Susan - Meditation Editor 42
Lestie4containergardens 31
Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor 30
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#731591 - 12/16/11 02:33 PM New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any?
KellyJayne - Organization Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Amoeba

Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 94
The New Year is fast approaching. Resolutions are bound to be made by many. Lots of people focus on getting organized, some on losing weight, others on saving money.

No matter what the resolution, being organized can help you reach your goal.

Will you make any resolutions? If so, what will they be?

Do you have a plan for making them happen? (This makes me think of the adage failing to plan is planning to fail.)

_________________________
Kelly Jayne McCann
Organization Editor

Don't forget to sign up for the How To Organize Newsletter. It's filled with practical tips and links to great resources!

Learn about me - I teach people how to organize, clear clutter, set goals & get things done!
My mantra: Clear your clutter - Find your happy!

Top
#731770 - 12/17/11 01:30 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Angela J. Shirley Offline
Tiger

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 6412
Nope, never keep them frown
_________________________
fishMy Blog: How To Survive Unemploymentfish

Top
#731807 - 12/17/11 09:34 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
I am going to stick to my Seasonal Goals. It's the only way i seem to make any headway. smile

Top
#731982 - 12/19/11 05:51 AM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Angela J. Shirley Offline
Tiger

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 6412
What works for me are DAILY goals.
_________________________
fishMy Blog: How To Survive Unemploymentfish

Top
#732223 - 12/19/11 04:22 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 21138
I don't make special New Year's Resolutions - I focus on my long term goals (5+ years), then 1 year goals to head in that direction, then the short term ones to actually work on. The long term goals help ensure I'm "moving in the right direction" as do the 1 year ones. But the short term goals are the ones I actually implement.

I'm so pleased that my first 3 books are published. That has been a goal for a long time, and it was only by setting a firm date that it got done. Those firm dates saved me.

I am also almost a senior in my college courses. One more term (the upcoming winter one) and I cross into senior status. That is also amazing! It was not long ago that I began that process, here in these forums.

So setting long term goals are great for getting you looking in a direction, and then the short term goals guide each step.
_________________________
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Top
#732533 - 12/20/11 04:35 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Big congrats Lisa on getting so far! You've been a dedicated student. I bet you will be glad to get your own time back, though.

I have found that I can't do the year long or five year goals, mainly because I am still living in crisis mode.

I look forward to the moment i can get these applications and such off my plate, so I may be ready to set year-length and five year goals. I have to maintain focus right now with only looking 3-4 months ahead at a time.

This is a good thing, though! I can see that maybe come summer/Fall I will be moving out of crisis mode? YAY, hopefully.

Top
#732541 - 12/20/11 05:05 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Lori - Marriage Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 2691
Loc: Orange, CA USA
I do but then I forget about them as the weeks go by. One of last year's resolutions was to try something new every day. Well, that wasn't a reasonable goal, was it? Looking back, I DID manage to experience something new at least once a month though.

I will be more thoughtful about my resolutions for 2012.
_________________________
Lori Phillips
Marriage editor

BellaOnline.com Marriage
Twitter: @BellaMarriage

Dreams editor
Bellaonline.com Dreams site
The Dream Collective
Dreams: What are you trying to tell yourself?
Twitter: @tweetdreams4u
and @flutterby03

Top
#732545 - 12/20/11 05:19 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 14392
Loc: Verde Valley, AZ
Lori, I think once a month is a fair goal for trying new things!

Top
#732829 - 12/21/11 02:27 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Lori - Marriage Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 2691
Loc: Orange, CA USA
Yes, I think I will keep that track of that one! smile

For 2012, I want to focus on completion. I have a lot of tasks (books, projects, etc.) that are unfinished.
_________________________
Lori Phillips
Marriage editor

BellaOnline.com Marriage
Twitter: @BellaMarriage

Dreams editor
Bellaonline.com Dreams site
The Dream Collective
Dreams: What are you trying to tell yourself?
Twitter: @tweetdreams4u
and @flutterby03

Top
#732873 - 12/21/11 06:08 PM Re: New Year's Resolutions: Do you make any? [Re: KellyJayne - Organization]
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 21138
Dear Jilly -

Rather than thinking about long term goals being concrete, think of them as being directions to head in. So yours could be

Be secure financially
Go hiking / kayaking monthly
Have an organized house
Read a fun book each month
Have health issues managed

Something like that so when you do your short term lists you say to yourself, hey, look, these are heading me towards my life goals!
_________________________
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  KellyJayne - Organization 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
2 minutes 29 seconds ago
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
Today at 03:40 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Exercise
Today at 02:08 AM
Eris - Dwarf Planet *new article*
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Astronomy
Today at 01:04 AM
Know how to buy your next car?
by DeEden
Cars
Today at 12:14 AM
What's your favorite piece of jewelry from a motion picture?
by DeEden
Fashion Jewelry
Today at 12:05 AM
Napping Helps Your Body with ADD
by DeEden
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 12:04 AM
Summer Activities for Children
by DeEden
Attention Deficit Disorder
Yesterday at 11:59 PM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Yesterday at 11:59 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Yesterday at 11:57 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
3 registered (Izeigo, Nancy Roussy, Cheryl - Sewing Editor), 71 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.