December 30, 2010

Idea for Remembering Resolutions

The trouble with resolutions is that I forget all about them. Like, did you know that last year I resolved to pass along good things I hear about people? ME NEITHER! It was a total surprise to me to read that just now!

You know what would be cool, would be to write our resolutions on a piece of paper and frame that paper somewhere we'd see it all the time. Then each year, replace the piece of paper. Not only would this be kind of fun (choosing the frame, decorating the paper), it might, like, WORK.

So I think I'm going to do that, if I can think of any resolutions. I guess I could reuse last year's, since they seem completely fresh and unused.

18 comments:

Elizabelle said...

You know what, I think I do remember that one because I thought it was a great idea and I made a point to do it myself! So I completed that resolution for you; feel free to mark it off your list!

Party of 5 said...

I'm not sure I want, "Lose 40 pounds and have sex with my husband more" in a frame where everyone can see it but it is a good idea if you have sweet and thoughtful resolutions like you had last year.

Nicole said...

My resolution is to drink more wine with other people. As opposed to by myself.

Wow. Did that sound sad or awesome? I really don't know.

d e v a n said...

My problem is that when something is in a certain spot for awhile, I stop seeing it altogether.

I was surprised by some of my resolutions too. I had totally forgotten them.

Melissa Haworth said...

I was JUST about to post about basically this exact thing. Tis the season I guess. Now with your inspiration I'll write my post... :)

Swistle said...

Party of 5-- You know what we need, is Clever Codes. Like:

1. Lose 40 you-know-whats.

2. Do more you-know-what (EYEBROW WAGGLE) with you-know-who.

Leeann said...

Why does your blog-writing make me so freaking happy? I don't know but it really does.

You rock, dear Swistle!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds good but I'm with Party of 5 I would not want everyone reading them. Maybe I'll keep them in my bedroom.

Tara said...

In 2009 I made a pretty list of my resolutions and hung a copy on the back of the front door so every time I left the house I remembered them. I only made 4, but I kept them all! If you don't want the world to see them, you could put them up on the bathroom mirror, or wherever you sit to do your hair/makeup. :)

Caitlin said...

Oh, YES! I am doing this this year! I heard a great idea recently (of course I forget where) about picking a WORD for the year. So I have picked my word and am going to put it in a frame on my dresser where I can see it every morning. The word is LOVE.

Love for myself by challenging myself: read more, eat better, exercise more. (I feel better when I do.)
Getting rid of things I DON'T love: Clothes that don't fit, decor and furniture I don't love (but it was all I could afford at 23), etc.

Love for my home: Completing some projects I've had in the works.

Love for all: Choosing my attitude, not getting mired in the negative.



....LOVE! (Frames are FUN and so are projects!!)

Caitlin said...

Also, I meant to add that my hope is that by simply having a WORD, I will remember it and use it throughout the year. Even if I don't stick exactly to my detailed plan here, what can go wrong with being inspired by Love for a whole year? Nothing, that's what.

Whimsy said...

Last year I picked a single word to live up to - it was so much easier to remember my goal because it was a single word.

(And now I just read Caitlin's comment and realize that I'm just repeating what she said... but I can add this: the single word thing totally worked for me, it was awesome. I'm doing it again for 2011.)

momma on the run said...

I haven't made resolutions in a while because they usually involve weight loss, and I usually fail at them completely, so I wind up feeling like a chubby failure. I tried again this year, hoping for a different result. I like the framing idea, though.

Swistle said...

Caitlin- YES, I like that word idea too! I was thinking I'd seen it at MO Mommy, and I HAD, but I see she says SHE saw it at Midwest Mom, so I must have read it there first.

Caitlin said...

Oooh, thank you Swistle! I am so excited for the year of the Word!

Whimsy, I'm glad to know it worked!

Cherie Beyond said...

I always think it's better to set a life goal than a strict resolution. Something I'd like to do to improve my life. That works better for me. This year I've been feeling a bit poverty-stricken in my soul, so I think my goal will be "Live generously." And I think I will take your idea and frame it and put it right by my bed, where I will see it every morning.

Erica said...

I think there ought to be a way for you to combine your idea for displaying resolutions and your love for calendars. Perhaps you might create your own calendar with photos that represent your resolutions for each month?

Swistle said...

Ooooooooo, Erica. Erica, this is good stuff. I am thinking. Maybe a group of photos of the children, but with a small text area representing one of the resolutions? And maybe have one resolution per month?---or else repeat some. HMMMMMMM. This need MORE THOUGHT.