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Set Goals: Everyday Tip #1

What do you want to do in 2012? Take a minute and write it down.

New Year's Resolutions get a bad rap, so don't call it that. What you're doing is setting goals. Or planning. Or daydreaming. It doesn't matter what you call it. Just get it down in writing.

I'm a firm believer in writing things down. I have an awful memory. If I don't write things down, they don't happen. Probably because I simply forget about them, but more likely because I'm making a plan and I like to follow through.

The secret to following through is to make your goals things you enjoy, not what you think you should do.

(Don't plan on punishing yourself. That's silly.)

My goals this year are simple. Get more sleep. Do more yoga. And focus on the type of work I love, which is writing.

What about you? What are your goals?

This year, I'll be posting a daily tip to help you (and me) to live well every day. Be sure to subscribe to the Monday email if you'd like to keep up -- you'll receive one email on Monday mornings with a summary of the previous week's tips and posts.

Of course, you can also keep up by feed reader, twitter and Facebook or just check in every day. I love it when you do.

Reader Comments (4)

Healthy cooking and eating and more physical activity/exercise! Love the image!

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Thanks! I took it at the Kennedy library here in Boston.

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanna

Ironically I had also made my goal for getting more sleep (by getting to bed earlier) and signed up for a yoga class! We'll see who looks more rested at our next book club! :) Gorgeous photo!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

[...] I didn’t quite achieve my New Year’s Resolution to write a tip every day for the entire year. I guess I should feel like a failure, but the truth is that I don’t. I feel free, and [...]

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter132!

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