A New Year, A New Routine (Or, The Problem With Goals)

Wise advice about New Year Resolutions from blogger Catherine, Caffeinated!

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

As much as I detest New Year Eve’s with all its enforced fun and depressing reminders that yet another year has gone by and you haven’t achieved all the stuff you swore you would, it does have two things going for it: it comes with fireworks, and it throws open the doors on another fresh, exciting 365 days in which anything could happen.

someecards.com - I can't believe it's been a year since I didn't become a better person.

I had a bit of an epiphany in 2013 about how I go about achieving my goals. (Or not.) I’ve read a lot of books about goal setting and positive visualization and the law of attraction, and the more scientific consensus seems to be that rather than visualizing yourself having achieved your ultimate dream—sitting under an oak tree with Oprah while she insists that everyone in the world runs out right now and buys a copy of your book, for example—your time would be better spent…

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9 thoughts on “A New Year, A New Routine (Or, The Problem With Goals)

  1. So what did we learn from this Jules? I didn’t know this lady lived in my house, slept in my bed and looked like my wife….

    • Errr, do you mean Catherine?

      Because, she doesn’t live with us and I seriously hope for her sake that she doesn’t look like me.

      I reblogged it because I liked her take on setting goals and thought some of my writing friends in particular would appreciate it. I might even give her method a go when things settle.

      Do you think we should start talking the old fashioned way? You know, face to face stuff???? 😉

  2. Always exciting to start a new year. A reviver of hopes and intentions! If I can just get this over, and after that, and once we’ve got so-&-so sorted… and oops, is that Christmas again?

    • Shhhh, Suzanne! I’m going to achieve so much more this year! Really, I am… Maybe… I hope.

      what about you?? How’s the new book going? 🙂 I hope it’s progressing faster than mine!

  3. Pingback: One Last Look at 2013 | Juli Townsend's Transition to Home

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