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It is that time of year again to choose if you are going to set resolutions for the next year, or just continue with the way you are. I have to say, either way is good with me. I have had years where I set resolutions, stick with them for all of three weeks and then go back to being me. I have also had years where I set goals, keep them going for about six months, then something knocks me off course and I don’t get back on course.

This year, 2012, was a pretty good year for me when it came to resolutions, but I want 2013 to be even better. I was thinking about my 2013 pledge of change last week when I stumbled upon this article online from Inc. magazine, “Make Goals for 2013 You Can Achieve,” http://www.inc.com/geil-browning/make-goals-for-2013-you-can-achieve.html.

One of the first things this article says is that if you are a right-brain person, then you need to write your goals down. I am a right-brain person, and don’t typically put things in writing. If I am honest with myself, it is probably because I think if I write my goals on paper, and don’t achieve them, then I am a failure. But, by not writing them down, am I causing myself to fail before I even begin?

I have decided that I am going to put my goals not only in writing, but I am going to share them on my blog for all to see. By doing this, I will, hopefully, remain on track with my goals.

Goal 1: Be more active. While I would like to lose about 10 pounds, the reality is that I like food too much to do this. So, instead of cutting out the foods I love, I will simply try to cut back and be more active. Hopefully, this will help me to create a better lifestyle. I also plan to drag my son along on this adventure.

Goal 2: Be more organized. This is a goal I set for myself almost every year. I typically try to get more organized around my house, and this works for a while, and then life gets busy and I start slacking.

I got a jump start on this goal and asked for a divided laundry hamper for Christmas. If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I hate doing laundry. One reason that I dislike it so much is the separating of clothes. This hamper should make it easier to just grab a load, throw it in and not have to do all the separating.

This year, my goal of getting more organized goes beyond just keeping the house clean. I am on two boards this year and need to get more organized so I can be a good board member, instead of one of those board members.

An extension of Goal 2, is that if I am more organized with my household and work items, I will have more time to dedicate to the things that I enjoy, such as this blog that I have greatly neglected, and my scrapbooking.

So, those are my resolutions for 2013. If you are a right-brained person and want to set goals for yourself, I suggest reading the article above. Inc. magazine also has lots of other great self-help articles if you explore the site.
Happy goal setting, if you choose, and I wish everybody a happy, healthy and productive 2013.

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