Entries categorized "I Resolve To . . . 2007"

I Resolve To™ . . . Enjoy This Terrific Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday - Happy 2007!  Amazing how quickly the year passed, isn't it?  There never seems to be enough time - enough hours in the day to tackle everything, to do it all.  So much to do, be, learn, see, achieve, create, experience.  With that in mind, I'm going to make the most of this wonderful Wednesday, and not waste a minute being stressed or crabby regardless of what obstacles might present themselves.  I hope you have a wonderful day too, and I sent these warm words of encouragement your way . . .

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them but I can lookup and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them." Louisa May Alcott

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."  Dale Carnegie

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Remember:  I Resolve To Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year.  It's your choice.  Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality in five simple, common sense steps:  Dare To Dream, Decide, Define, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that's with you for good!  Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who makes resolutions, keeps resolutions, and enjoys the journey!  Let's Go For It!

Need More Inspiration?  Wear Your Resolution!  Make Every Day New Year's Day.  Make Every Day Count.  Visit my resolution shop by clicking this link:  http://www.cafepress.com/iresolveto

Kim M. Simpson - December 5, 2007
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I Resolve To™ . . . Take A Break Today!

It's sunny.  It's Sunday.  It's summertime.  Maybe it's time to take a break and do something joyous, fun, interesting, relaxing - just for me!  What a thought!  Yes it's okay to reward yourself for all your hard work.  Yesterday I wrote about striving to avoid 'burn out'.  Why not head it off at the pass, and take some 'time outs' before burn out sets in.  Do it for you.  I leave you with my own 'lessons learned' about 'burn out' . . .

"Burn Out is like the desert on a 110 degree day - you don't want to go there when the sun is high and the day is long!  So, how to know when you're headed toward the desert and total burn out?  Equally important, how to avoid burn out?  A little bit of common sense goes a long way.  You have to pay attention to yourself, how you're feeling, your level of stress, level of activity, and the amount of time you're devoting to sheer relaxation.  Then take steps to reduce the work load, eliminate the stress, and make more time for you, your passions, interests, and the many things that bring joy to your life!''

Take those steps today so that you have the energy and enthusiasm to pursue your dreams, resolutions and goals!  The desert and 'burn out' is the last place that you want to find yourself . . .

Remember:  I Resolve To Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year.  It's your choice.  Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that's with you for good!  Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who keeps resolutions and enjoys the journey!  Let's Go For It!!

Kim M. Simpson - June 24, 2007
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Happy New Year!

Yep, another year has passed, but we have the gift of a brand New Year Today!  I'm excited about the prospects and I'm happy to be back here on my blog.  Believe it or not, I'm entering my third year here.  It's been a lot of fun.  I've learned a lot.  Above all this blog has helped me to stick my goals and dreams.  It's an annual ritual for me to look back over the year, review my journals, and check progress on my goals and dreams.  I've been busy doing that in recent days.

As I mentioned in my first post on January 1, 2005 I started this blog for a number of reasons: 1) Write more frequently in an organized way; 2) Connect with my friends more frequently; 3) Achieve my New Year resolutions (which I faithfully make, and do keep), and; 4) Show more of my photography.   

A lot has happened since then and I am happy to say I have moved forward and made major progress on all fronts.  I remain committed to my 2005 resolution to exercise each day for 30-60-minutes.  I don't always have time to exercise, and this year I chose to take a couple months off from exercise, blogging, and a number of projects to avoid burn-out - but the majority of the time, I do exercise.  I'm going to stick with my exerise resoution 2007:  to exercise for at least 30-minutes each day by biking, walking, swimmng, gardening, playing tennis, doing Yoga, stretching, and working out with weights or my Total Gym.  It's a lifelong habit that I began as a kid.  Personally, I don't like to make resolutions, finish them and move on - they're with me for life! 

That's part of the message I'm trying to communicate through my resolution project, which I started back in 2004, and I'm happy to say is progressing.  In 2006 I started a blog dedicated specifically to my resolution project, IResolveTo.Com.  I began my resolution proejct in 2004-2005 with the intention using myself/my exercise resolution as a case-study.  It's part of a book that I'm writing about how to make and keep resolutions, dreams, and goals.  This year, in 2007, I'm happy to say I'll publish the EBook, Book and Audiobook!

In 2006 I also started a blog dedicated to my photography.  That has been a lot of fun as well, and I'm looking forward to getting back to daily photo posts.

Thankfully my business is strong and my freinds and family are well.  I count my blessings each and every day and I look forward to 2007 with great hope and optimism.  As for now, I think it's time to get off here and relax.  Better 'get to it'!