December 13, 2009

New Year's Resolutions & Planning

It's that time of year again, to begin thinking about improvements: self-improvements, home improvements, etcetera. I always find myself thinking about all the leaves I'd like to turn right around Thanksgiving - it seems to be an appropriate marker of shifts in attitudes. It's the one day of the year where being grateful is inescapable and contagious. I've got so much to be grateful for, proud of, and to work on.

Some of my resolutions are the same every year, and every year get put-off until the following Thanksgiving:
  • Get Fit: Regular exercise, take up running, take up yoga, take daily vitamins daily, eat healthier.
  • Be Nice: Make more friends, be kinder to strangers, manage stress and anger better, volunteer for a worthy cause
  • Learn More: Take up a class, master a new skill, share and receive wisdom from others.
In 2009, I have certainly accomplished a lot of my regular Resolutions - but let's face it - these are the kind of improvements that are a work-in-progress, an ongoing effort. They will all make my list for 2010, because while I've made more friends, been kinder to strangers, eaten healthier, and shared and received wisdom - I need a reminder to continue in that vein.

Now that I'm a business owner - I've got a whole new set of Resolutions for 2010. I've stumbled upon some really helpful sources to make these Resolutions easier to achieve - and would love to share:
I'm sure there are plenty of improvements I'm not considering, that need to happen. Fortunately, I've got the rest of the year to think about them. Got any ideas about how I can improve my business - I'd love your feedback!


Laurie said...

Thanks for including my coasters into your New Year's blog! Happy New Year to you! : )

cabin + cub said...

Thanks for including my calendar in your post. Very exciting!
Now I am motivated to make some business resolutions for the upcoming new year! :)

Kristin said...

Ugh. I always break my resolutions. Must work on that. Ah ha ha

Knotted Nest said...

Great post! I love those coasters. Good luck with your resolutions, your etsy shop is very sweet.