I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions because I always see them as a set-up for failure. Resolutions can be so specific that one wrong move derails your goal. I recently saw on the By the Lakeside podcast, that Sandy was choosing a word that she can incorporate into her daily life as a gentle reminder of her goal. I really like the idea of having an overall theme for the year. I have been using this technique since the beginning of the year and so far it is working for me. My word is focus. I get very distracted because I want to do everything and then nothing gets done. I have been sitting down and making a schedule for myself and this also includes planning out dinners. Since I have started my small yarn business on Etsy, I feel like I haven’t been able to fully focus on it and it is definitely something that is important to me. I’m a stay-at-home mom now, I look around the house and see all of the things that need to be done. Again I get distracted. I’ve now scheduled time for the house, running errands, and my business while the kids are at school. Once the kids are home I focus on them because I’ve gotten the chores done that needed to get done. This has been really working out for me so far because I thrive on routine. I hope your goals for the new year are also going well. Now back to work!