January 3

A Little Help Setting Goals

Posted by lori . 12 Comments


I’m spending this week thinking about some of the things I’d like to focus on this year. I love a good self-help book. Here’s a few I’m looking at, as I set-up some goals for 2013.

Push Book

My friend, Amy, gave me this book last year. At the time, I knew that I was dedicating 2012 to creativity and playfulness, so I wasn’t particularly interested in it. I’m giving it a second look…the “turbocharged habits” part, not the “bangin’ body” part. Maybe I’ll do bangin’ body next year.

One Year To An Organized Life Book

I bought this book last year and think I’ll work through it this year to focus my never-ending efforts to make peace with my stuff.

Creating a Life Worth Living Book

This is the first book I’m going to work my way through during my “Creating the Creator” posts on Sundays.

Life always feels so “hopeful” when you have several self-help books to look through.

Now for a little fun…My friend, Jay, who writes The Depp Effect, wrote a post called How To Be Happy! Jay said, “The secret of happiness, if you ask me, is to find it in small things.” To help us find and consider the small things in our lives, Jay is hosting a link party every Thursday. If you’d like to join in, here’s what you need to do:

1. Look out for those little things that bring a little sunshine into your heart, and produce anything from a tiny smile to a flat out belly laugh.

2. Take a photo.

3. Post it on your blog, telling us a little bit about it.

4. Link it to The Depp Effect.

Here’s my first “little thing” that makes me happy…COFFEE!

Coffee Makes Me Happy

I love coffee. I love the taste, the things you put in it, the warmth, the mugs, the smell…pretty much everything. My favorite coffee is Seattle’s Best Number 4 (Henry’s Blend) with Coffee-mate Cafe Mocha creamer. This makes me very happy, and I do appreciate it every single day.

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12 Responses to " A Little Help Setting Goals"

  • I need to get more motivated. My brain feels like treacle at the moment.
    I love your coffee cup, you would have to have a cup of coffee nearby just so you can gaze at that cup 🙂
    Lynne x

  • Da kerazy Lady has been workin’ on her bangin’ body fur 38 years…still ain’t theres…hehehehehe.
    Coffee make mum happy…huntin’ makes me happy.


  • Kat says:

    Mmmmm, coffee good! Can’t wait for you to work through those self-help books, implement all the suggestions, and then give me the keys to it all in one simple post! Tee hee.

  • I like this hop. Don’t know if I’ll find time to do it, but I like it 🙂 the other one that I like is called small stones. Ever heard of it. Like this one, it makes you really look at things and write about them with awareness. I bet you’d enjoy that too!

    I love coffee!!! I wish I had a bangin’ body. Sigh.

  • genjiscorner says:

    I need to get motivated to get organized 🙂 Just gave away my 10-cup Capresso for a single-serve, and now realize that I drink way more coffee b/c it’s so darn easy to make. Will have to try the Cafe Mocha creamer.

  • Having lived without power or water for about 4 days over the holidays, I can say I agree it is the small stuff you miss the most. I was safe, and healthy, and with those I loved the most but it was tea I wanted. I am working to stop and appreciate those little things!

    Have a great day with your challenge!

  • Sue says:

    I am hooked on Nescafe Irish Cream. Comes in sachets in a box. Just ad water and sweetner to taste…..yummy:)

  • Patty says:

    I remember Oprah saying that you should have something that you absolutely love in every room of your house. I think that adds fun to a room. Just saying….lol

  • stella rose says:

    We are going to try to concentrate on the little and big blessings that we see each and everyday….like we are blessed that our mom doesn’t burn the house down everytime she trys to cook…yep we are!
    stella rose

  • Thanks for the link back! I hope to get this meme under way next week. 🙂

    The smell of coffee can be quite a deep pleasure, can’t it – even if you don’t actually like to drink it, like me! Oh, I like instant coffee now and then, but the smell of a good roast bean coffee, which I never, ever drink, is really good!!

  • Penelope says:

    Wow! I need to turbo charging! Particularly the body business. being an emotional eater and all the downs in 2011 and 2012 I’ve put on 60 pounds! I feel more energized this year, but I am having trouble getting motivated. I think setting some goals would be the first step. Thanks for some hints!
    Nellie’s Mom

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