Sunday, January 4, 2015

8 Great Goals To Live By In 2015

8 Great Goals To Live By In 2015

I’m a few days behind in talking about goal setting this year.  There’s good reason:  I have decided to recognize and celebrate the “12 Days of Christmas” this year and it’s made a huge difference in my gratitude quotient.  Maybe you’ve seen some of my husband’s 30 second videos that I produce?  If you’re interested you can see them here. Technically Christmas is not over until January 6th, which is the day of Epiphany.  (Read my last blog post for more information on Epiphany)  Most of us celebrate only on December 25th and then we can’t wait to take down the tree and box-up all that goes along with it.  I think there is a lot to be said for relishing and hanging on to the enjoyable things in life.  After all most of us run at full-speed most of the time and that’s just not good for any of us! 

This year I’m going to give you eight goals to strive for which aim to encourage your health and wellness in 2015 and beyond.   I am referring to leading a vigorous life emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The subjects will of course over-lap with some of the topics I covered in my newest book "Healthy Family Happy Life" but I'm sure you'll find a few new take-aways as there is always so much more to learn about leading a healthy and a happy life!  *If you want a book you can also buy it directly from me (and I'll sign it)

Here’s a list of what I’ll be writing on over the next several weeks.  This is a “to do” list which aims to help you feel more blessed, thankful, and productive.  You will learn more about creating an awesome environment for personal growth and well-being as you focus on how to:

1)    Be curious-new studies show why asking questions or learning something new is good for you.
2)    Be generous-how giving back promotes long-life and a sense of purpose.
3)    Be grateful-learn to concentrate on what all you do have.  Being aware of things around you.
4)    Be healthy-helpful tips for being all you can be in body, mind, and spirit.
5)    Be present-when you are with a person be with them.  Also... "digital detox."
6)    Be intentional-how to schedule and make time for those you love and the things you want to do.
7)    Be you-authenticity is the way to go, even when it's difficult to fit-in to popular culture.
8)    Breathe-discover ways to decrease your stress levels with proper breath. 

I’d love to hear more about what you think as well so please keep in touch with your comments and your ideas.   I will talk about my first point, the importance of curiosity in the next couple of days so get ready to experience many “things yet seen in 2015!”

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  1. I too have been relishing each of the 12 days of Christmas, following Robert's videos, especially the meaning of each of the Gifts in the Christmas song of that name. I have been reading Jan Karon's novel "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good" (another of the Father Tim novels with his wife Cynthia in the fictional town of Mitford) and listened to the late Dallas Willard talk on The Incarnation Story as it was posted on Twitter by Dallas' family who maintain the Twitter site.

    I look fwd to your new series of "8 Great Goals To Live By In 2015". Enjoy the last days of this Christmas season and Happy New Year

    “Lord, make me a blessing to someone today”― Jan Karon

  2. I smile to Nr.7, because it reflects me. BUT this not fitting in an ordinary Society can cause difficulties, because ppl can easely critisize others for this not fit in and you/I remain alone in the middle of a crowed!


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