Silver Lining: my kind of New Year's Resolutions

January 2, 2013

my kind of New Year's Resolutions

When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I've run the whole gamut (new word I learned this break). I've done lists, I've done checklists, I've done goals and places I want to travel. I've done number of minutes I want to run a mile in, number of pounds I want to lose, number of husbands I want to keep for another year.

What I've never made is a how-to-live list. I believe that slightly altering the way you live is more effective and lasting than impulsively buying gym memberships, throwing all your sweets out, and cutting credit cards in half. Encouraging the good habits you have, and gently, slowly, improving yourself is how I see real change. So here are my resolutions this year:

keep living, but live more intentionally
keep loving, but love him more selflessly
keep eating, but eat more greens and less processed
keep exercising, but make it fun and find a friend
keep praying, but make it a true conversation
keep giving, but give more and more often
keep teaching, but prioritize more
keep becoming, but don't let fear stop you

That or I'm trying to justify the fact that I went out to dessert with some friends last night instead of staying in and not eating sweets. You choose :)

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?
What kind of resolutions work best for you?
Anything I should add to my list?


  1. LOVE this!! Great idea!

  2. That's an awesome list! I posted my list yesterday...

  3. Awesome. :) I love the list!! And these photos are beautiful!

  4. This is a great idea. check out my new post to find out what I did for my resolutions.

    Much Love
    Amy K

  5. love this list brooke - and can't wait to see you tonight!

  6. love it. you are a genius. teach me you little teacher.


  7. this is so great! I love what you said. and i love the "number of husbands I want to keep this year" comment :) I think I"m definitely going to have to steal some of your ideas :)

  8. I love your list and I so agree with you about working out. I too feel working out with a friend would be a lot more fun and probably even more productive, but finding one that has the same schedule as you is really hard. But I wish you the best of luck.

  9. Sooo perfect! Love it!

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