BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018
Do you make resolutions for the new year?
Resolutions have definitely become a tradition where people resolve to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or to otherwise improve their life.
Popular goals and reasons for failure are shown below.
I’ve asked the women in our private group that is exclusively for blogging grandmothers about their resolutions for the new year. Here’s what they had to say:
Nikki from Gwin Gal’s Inside and Out Adventures – To be more organized with our paperwork which begins with getting it all in one place, filed and orderly, and then to continue to keep it more easily accessible.
Nancy from Nancy On the Home Front – To monetize my blog!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – I don’t make resolutions anymore but I do make a life plan. My word for 2018 is Thrive and I’m planning to makes changes in all areas of my life to ensure that I’m Over 50 & Thriving.
Pam from Empty Nest – I don’t make them.
Victoria from A Mother A Daughter and Life – I don’t make resolutions but want to get better at promoting our blog.
Donna from On Honeysuckle Hill – To document more in my calendar.
Christie from So What? Now What? – I’ve given up New Year’s resolutions as well. I’ve replaced them with seasonal bucket lists. My four areas of focus are health & fitness, joy, growth & learning, and relationships. Here’s to a fabulous 2018!
Helen from 3 Winks Design – I am going to start journaling at least monthly and record my progress on my goals!
Lori from Love My Big Happy Family – In 2018 I hope to be a blessing to others and help, challenge and inspire them to live more joyful lives! My resolution for the new year is to make careful and wise choices and to extend the same love and respect that I give others, to myself. In 2017 I realized that I’m not doing anyone any favors when I let others disrespect and take advantage of me. The world is a better place when we extend our love to others (and to ourselves)!
Pat from Mille Fiori Favoriti – I’m not much of a resolution maker, but one thing I want to accomplish more in 2018 is to hike more trails and see more of my beautiful new state of Colorado. Crested Butte, Colorado National Monument, and Grand Junction are on my list.
Donna from Two Chicks and a Mom – Finish my Master’s degree, start a new job, and enjoy my youngest daughter’s last few months of high school.
Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures – For this year, my resolution is to find a fitness schedule that I can work consistently.
Clearissa from Clearissa Coward’s Command Center – I don’t do resolutions but in 2018 I am pledging to let no be a complete sentence. I intend to love more and worry less. I want to choose my battles and learn to breathe before I over commit my time and energy. Finally, I am committing to getting back to writing in my spiritual journal daily. It brings me peace.
Marisa from All Our Way – Make up a media kit and start going after the brands that I use. I would like an ambassadorship with at least 2.
Teresa from Aging Like a Fine Wine – I don’t do resolutions, but I do plan on sitting down and setting goals to work for in 2018.
Leanne from Cresting the Hill – I don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore because I’ve found that doing so sets me up for failure every time. When I started blogging I discovered the idea of having a “Word of the Year” and that works beautifully for me. It sets me up with an intention that I can work on for the year. In 2015 it was RELEASE to recognize the need to let go of some of the things I was holding on to too tightly. In 2016 it was EMBRACE to celebrate all the new things I had room for after letting go of the stuff that was holding me back. In 2017 it was ENOUGH – the fact that I am enough, I have enough, and learning to be happy with my life. I pondered for several weeks about my word for 2018 – if you’re interested in what I came up with, I’d love you to visit my blog to find out what word I chose and why I chose it.
Sandra from The Sweet Sensations – Taking more me-time is at the top of my to do list for 2018.
Kimberly from Passing Down the Love – I’m terrible at sticking to resolutions so planning just some simple changes… As I’m getting older, I’m noticing my body aches and limitations more than ever. My goal is to make healthier choices more often. I’ve always enjoyed yoga but haven’t participated recently so my starting point is yoga again and more water… I think both can help with my achy body and sometimes foggy brain… Happy New Year to you all!
Cathy from The Frazzled Homemaker and I Love My Chi – I don’t do resolutions but I do a Word of the Year. For 2018 my word is Organization. I am very organized in some areas of my life and find that those areas run so much smoother. So for 2018, I want to learn how to be organized in all areas of my life.
Beverly from Across the Boulevard – My resolution for blogging is to stick to a posting schedule through better organization and scheduling posts in advance more often. Personally I would like to finish a few home improvement projects.
Joyce from What Happens at Grandma’s – I don’t make resolutions.
Michele from Living Our Days – My word for 2018 is Orthodoxy, and I’ll be reading G.K. Chesterton’s book by the same name (a resolution in itself . . .), but my resolution revolves around the reason for Orthodoxy. God’s glory is magnified when we think right thoughts and cling to truth about Him. I want to be more intentional about putting His glory on display in 2018.
Pamela from Grandma Honey’s House – Mine is just a general one of trying to become more organized in all aspects of my life. I have a goal to improve my blog and dedicate more time to it. I told my husband our goals should be just to do a kind thing for someone every day…big or small.
Marilyn from Marilyn’s Treats – My resolution for 2018 is to be more giving. I intend to donate my advertising revenue from my blog to charities chosen by my readers. I will be vetting the charities to make sure the money is actually used for the charity and not operating expenses.
Vivian from Put a Twinkle in Your Wrinkle – In the year 2018 I want to be less fearful and insecure. To exude more joy for life. To eliminate negative words from my vocabulary. To love more.
Donna from Retirement Reflections – For 2016 my New Year’s Resolution was to begin a blog. That may be the only NY resolution that I’ve ever kept. For 2017, I planned to keep a food diary focusing on Healthy Eating. That resolution was a big bust! For 2018, I am resolving to strive for balance between computer time and exercise. No details worked out yet — so I am very open to suggestions from all readers. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and balanced 2018!
Aletha from Watercress Words – I don’t make resolutions but I do have a goal of getting back into ballroom dancing and other physical activities, and feeling fit again. I broke my foot in June and it’s been slow to heal, so I basically have been unable to do anything active on my feet since then. It has affected my overall well being, so my goal is to get my energy and enthusiasm back.
Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson – I have my usual resolutions, eat healthy, exercise more, read my scriptures daily, but my main goal each and every year is to ‘be happy and stay positive! I truly believe that happiness is a choice. That doesn’t mean that I won’t have trials, but having a positive attitude makes all the difference in the world!
Vickie from Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden – My #1 goal is to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt I can. 2. Organize, organize, organize! 3. Get healthier. Eat better, exercise more! 4. Improve where we live and remodel the house a little. 5. Read 60 books a year and keep track of them on Goodreads. 6. Keep improving my blog by giving it an overhaul, remembering to take my camera so I can share more, and try to post more regularly.
Kelly from Under a Texas Sky – I’m really making more of a commitment than a resolution. I’ve gotten a bit lazy over the past several months, content with where I am. I’m making a commitment to myself to take control of my life in a way that consists of more than just the status quo. I want to be better; a better wife, mom, mimi, friend, and a better blogger. Complacency won’t have a place in my world! Happy New Year!
Renee from Grandmommim – My resolution is to truly be present. When I’m with the grand babies and my family I want them to get all of me – not a distracted version of me.
Me, Grammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid – I no longer make resolutions. For 2018, I am hoping and praying that my life is filled with joy and positivity!
Will the ones with resolutions and goals be successful? I sure hope so. Maybe we can check back with everyone this time next year and see if they succeeded.
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