Resolutions are different from goals. Goals are a Point B to your Point A, and you set them so you have a clearer idea of how to make that journey.
Resolutions are about making changes that help you live your day-to-day life in a better, more fulfilling way.
I like to set goals and resolutions. When I set goals, I try to make them big and challenging and a little bit scary. But, when it comes to resolutions, I try to make them as easy as possible to keep. So, I look for small changes I can make that will have a big impact on my success.
This year, I’m making three simple improvements to each day.
End-of-day Gratitude: When I wrap up my day, before I fall asleep, I’m going to pause and think about three things during the day that were unexpected and that made me feel grateful. If nothing unexpected happens, I’ll dwell for a moment on the profound blessings I enjoy every day. Studies show that practicing gratitude — and doing it mindfully — improves health, happiness, success, and relationships. Definitely worth the five minutes of happy thoughts each day.
Drink More Water: It’s so easy to get caught up in what I’m working on, reading about, writing about, planning for that I forget to pause and have a drink of water. So, I’m going to make filling a water bottle and bringing it to my desk part of my morning routine. Drinking more water means more energy, less illness, a clearer head, and ultimately better health. Totally worth the 30 seconds it will take to fill a water bottle in the morning and again at lunch.
Breathe Deeper: Did you know you can immediately control stress just by breathing deeper? Deep breathing slows down your heartbeat, lowers your blood pressure, and curbs the production of stress hormones. So whenever I switch from one project to another during the day, I’m going to pause and focus on taking five deep, intentional breaths. I bet I notice a big improvement in my level of focus. And if I do, it will be absolutely worth the minute or so it takes to do.
What about you? Log onto Wealthy Web Writer and share your resolutions in the comments.
New This Week
Mindy reminds Wealthy Web Writers everywhere to keep in touch with the reasons why you’re a web writer. Make time to pause and enjoy your writer’s life.
This week, Christina Gillick shared four powerful ways to generate leads for your business. She also gives you tips on following up so you make the most of those leads.
And don’t miss John Torre’s latest post. He shares nine powerful writing tips to help you write strong, more effective web copy
On the Calendar
On January 16th, don’t miss out when Jay White joins us live to share how you can become a successful autoresponder writer … and why you should consider this career path – Details to be announced.
Around the Web
The Internet is such a wonderful place it seems a shame not to share some of the great stuff out there.
On Copyblogger this week, you can find six traits that remarkable writers share.
And I really love this post on napkinlabs about how stories impact marketing success.
If 2013 is the year you finally launch your new blog, don’t miss this piece on 14 steps you should take to generate traffic immediately.
This is an interesting read on why businesses should have a Facebook page — in terms of social engagement, it’s the network that gets people talking and sharing.
And what would the beginning of the year be without a piece on marketing trends? For all you B2B writers out there, here’s a look at five B2B trends that are on the rise right now.
That’s all for now. Make it a great week!