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Thursday, December 28, 2006

TT #22: resolutions


Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen New Year's resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are the curse of the modern calendar. Our calendar is not in rhythm with the natural world; we have not had a timekeeping system in sync with the cosmos and nature for centuries. Our intentions are honorable, but our timing stinks. The right timing for new beginnings is at the spring equinox: to innovate, target our goals, and just do it. From Winter Solstice on December 21st until Spring Equinox on March 19th, it's time to reflect, slow down, and hibernate... let the old disintegrate and die while the embryonic seed energy builds up for sowing new and wonderful things at the natural spring New Year.
©2003 by Joyce Mason

Having said that... I can't resist to try anyway! ;-)
  • go back inside and make contact with myself again, learn to accept and honour myself (read more here)
  • lose weight (what's new..?)
  • bring back regularity in my eating pattern
  • be more involved in planning and preparing dinner
  • exercise more frequently
  • meditate
  • drink less Diet Coke
  • work on my Temple of ARA petition
  • spend more time in nature
  • be more active again in snail mail projects (PostcardFairies, PostCrossing, etc.)
  • visit the pet shelter for "cuddle duty"
  • make time to let the creative juices flow
  • say NO more often, be assertive
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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

35 comments:

  1. Very positive "resolutions". I had the same idea for this week. :)

    You always make me want to try the postcard exchange, but I'm afraid I'd forget to mail stuff and someone would be disappointed.

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  2. Those are great resolutions. I also am trying to loose weight again, I'm going to make a post about that later this week.
    In case I don't 'see' you anymore, I hope you have a great (and safe) new year's end!

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  3. I see losing weight is going to be a big (pardon the pun) resolution this year! Happy TT and thanks for dropping by mine!

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  4. Wow! We really do have some things in common! Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing with yours. I made dinner last night...of course, the response was underwhelming. I think they would have been happier with Sloppy Joes or Chicken Nuggets. Grrrr....it's a thankless job!

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  5. A good list. I would start with a smaller list myself lol. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. Ah, that explains why I never like making New Year's Resolutions. :) Those are great goals. My TT is about resolutions, too.

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  7. Hi Tink, good luck with all of your resolultions! Happy TT and Happy New Year!

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  8. Hey Tink, this is a great list! Thank you for stepping up for pet shelter duty! I can't let my hubby near one, or he'd bring them all home... I'm a bit stronger than he is, but not much. I hope the rest of your holiday is fun and festive. Thanks for stopping by!
    DK

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  9. Very good, and very personal TT list. I can't think of a TT list yet, almost did resolutions too...

    I think all of your list is important but the very first one is the most important to reconnect with your self...I think the meditation will also help you feel more like yourself...then the rest of the list will be easier or more exciting at least to you. What is the secret to being excited about transformation?

    Good luck on your list and on all things for 2007, may all your dreams come true.

    Sorrry, I still don't have my TT list yet..still thinking!
    Candy

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  10. You've got some great resolutions on your list. I really need to follow your lead and work on #11 and #13.

    Happy TT.

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  11. I see a lot of "eat less, move more" resolutions here!

    Thanks for visiting.

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  12. snail mail whats thats? ;)

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  13. good resolutions. hope you do succeed in your goals for 2007.
    thanks for visiting my list this week

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  14. good 13.

    I need to spend more time in nature too.

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  15. Good luck!
    I recently bought a stationary bike, so I'll be exercising more frequently too.

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  16. Good luck!!

    I don't know if I could handle volunteering at a local animal shelter, unless it was a no-kill shelter, because I'd want to take home every single cat and kitten...and I'd go crazy(er).

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  17. Good for you for creating a New Year's resolution list. The losing weight resolution is one I really hope to keep in 2007.

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  18. so that's why New Year's resolutions are so hard to keep!!

    I was thinking of doing my TT on that too but know better than to give myself 13. Even five would probably be a prescription for failure.

    my TT is 13 characters from a story I've written.

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  19. Love the begining- really great way to preface the goals- that is cute~

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  20. Good Luck and Happy New Year

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  21. Great TT...good luck on those! : )

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  22. I like the "drink less diet coke" one. I live on the stuff.

    Regarding the calendar....I saw something last night that said the ancient Mayans had the most accurate calender known. Why don't we use it?

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  23. Dieting here for me too though I didn't include that in my 13! I have a reunion coming up in July. Eeek. I tried to make some goals I could actually keep. We'll see! Have a happy New Year.

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  24. I like the idea of whole body health - body, mind, spirit. I think this is the best way to incorporate weight management. Having said that, I'm still not the master at doing it!

    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

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  25. I love your resolutions. I need to get exercising myself. I sit in front of my computer far too much. :)

    Happy TT and have a great New Year!!

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  26. Tink...ah resolutions... I actually try not to make any as then they are set on a date... that said this year is the year I get rid of my dirty smoking habit...

    TY for sharing.

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  27. Good luck with your list!

    My TT13 is up :)

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  28. great list and lots of positive resolutions.

    Happy TT

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  29. all very good. I'm one who could loose some weight.

    Did you know the Islams start their new year the 20 th of January and their months have 29 or 30 days in them.

    My tt is up

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  30. Good luck with your resolutions! I don't do resolutions, preferring to set small goals throughout the year, but I realize they do work for some people.

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  31. Great list, sounds like you have it planned out! I totally stink at resolutions so I don't make them at new years, but I do keep a list of things I want to do.

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  32. Hi Tink! Good luck with your new years resolutions. They are all good ones. I usually reflect & meditate before a year ends. Take stock, give thanks for all my blessings & little achievements, and set realistic goals for the coming year. Have a good one!

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  33. I like your intro, and I totally agree!

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  34. Great resolutions and what a fun blog

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