Start Today, For Tomorrow!

They say a New Year calls for a fresh new start. Last week, I updated my look and went completely out of my ordinary. I was born with blond locks maybe once I went brunette. I wanted a fresh new look, not because it was a New Year. Because I felt it was time. I was feeling sluggish with my long blond locks and change was long overdue.

New Year, New You, Canadian Blogger I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions, although I had much success with them 12 years ago. When I look at life and starting a change I feel that there is no time better time than today. Whether it is March, June or October, today is the day you can give yourself a fresh start.

The best preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It’s The Little Things

This Christmas, my daughter asked me what I’d like for Christmas. I had just watched Super Soul Sunday (my favourite show) interview between Oprah and Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project.

Throughout the whole interview I was shaking my head. I related, I seen myself through Gretchen in so many ways.

Santa brought me The Happiness Project and right away I broke into it and marked it up, highlighting important key parts to come back to.

This rule of happiness I actually incorporated right away.

The Happiness Project It was December 26th and there was no way I needed to wait till New Years Day. Today was my day to bring happiness into my life. Since incorporating the “one-minute rule” I have been much happier.

Examples of one – five-minute chores I would put off:

  • Stuff like walking laundry to the laundry basket instead of leaving them on the bathroom floor. Instantly, I don’t have to worry about it again.
  • Loading the dishwasher now, instead of later means, I can walk into my kitchen and breath because my sink is empty.
  • Taking my makeup off before bed means, I can walk up fresh and ready to take on the world in the morning.
  • Putting my laundry away after it is folded, allows me to keep my bedroom floor tidy and baskets ready for a new load of laundy. 

Those are the small things I am adding into my day, everyday, to bring happiness front and center in my life.

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Start today, because today is your key to a successful tomorrow! – Tammy

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  2. i’m going to be more active and hope that I stick with going to the gym

  3. Lindsey B. says:

    My goals are more attitude-based… enjoy the simple things, smile more, look for opportunities to be kind, I think attitude and self-awareness (in a good way!) are so important and it’s so easy to become negative and stressed out. Life is so much more enjoyable when you make a conscious decision to enjoy it!

  4. Jennifer L. says:

    My goals are to eat a clean diet (nothing processed or bad for me) and to get more exercise. I find it helps to let myself have some days where I’m not the best at sticking to my goals. Then the next day I start again.

  5. i had a few of them, to be more active, organized and to purge. January has been not a good month personally with family and health issues. but February is a new month and a new start.

  6. Brandee H says:

    To be patient!

  7. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    mine is to practice yoga reguarly

  8. To get and stay fit.

  9. Dave Gibb says:

    This year I am going to eat healthy.

  10. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:


  11. My goal is to drink more water and i’m going to carry my own water bottle to refill everywhere I go.

  12. I’m planning to get more organized and efficient. That involves having a list to do and a daily plan.

  13. Paying off my vehicle by the end of 2016!

  14. I don’t make goals I just try to improve little everyday items like not putting off small chores.

  15. my goals do not change much..I have to keep up with my health issues and try and get outside more,.. one day at a time !

  16. Juliee Fitze says:

    I want to get in shape by going swimming twice a week.

  17. Carey Hurst says:

    I dont really make goals , there are so many things I want to do , I just put it out and hope I find ways to meet them .

  18. cutting back on caffeine and drinking and eating healthier

  19. I want to spend more time actively engaged with my kids and be more affectionate with my hubby.

  20. my new yrs goal is to create a healthy regiment for mental and physical health for my teens ! while they are still young 🙂

  21. My 2016 goal is to get back in shape. I’ve committed to going to the gym three times per week minimum.

  22. i don’t real have any — just to take one day at a time, and to take a moment to reflect each night on good things that have happened during the day.

  23. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My resolution is to not be so lazy this year, which means taking the stairs instead of an escalator and just getting out to do more. I stick post it notes up to remind me to do things.

  24. I am going to try and eat healthier and in order to do so I am going to meal plan and make good choices at the grocery store.

  25. One of my goals this year is too be more positive in my thinking & overall attitude. Affirmations is how I will continue this goal throughout the year. 🙂

  26. Kim Tanti says:

    This year I am going healthy. Eating discustingly healthy and exercising. Last year was a bad one due to breast cancer and I don`t want it back.

  27. I’m having a shake every morning and reducing dairy, gluten and a corn out of my diet permanently! Now I need to add the vitamins needed!

  28. I’m trying to drink more water and eat less carbs

  29. My goals for 2016 includes drinking fewer sugary drinks. I managed to keep it by keeping a water bottle close by and constantly filled with water so I can drink it.

  30. Luminous Angel says:

    My goal for 2016 is to get outside and walk more in the beautiful area I live in! One tip I have is to make small goals which are easier to accomplish rather than one big one 😉

  31. My goals are travel more and learn something new, how to stick to the goals is not my strongest part just do everything step by step.

  32. My goal is to drink more water and I plan to do this by bringing a water bottle with me where ever I go.

  33. I want to get outdoors more especially in the winter. So far we have items on the calendar to do just this.

  34. My goal this year is to start meal planning so that we will waste less food and money and be less inclined to eat convenient (unhealthy) meals. So far, it is going well but I need to get my routines in place a bit better so I will stick to it.

  35. Anu Chopra says:

    My goal is to replace coca-cola with water as I drink way too much pop and water is a lot better for me!

  36. Erika Letson says:

    My goal (as it is every year) is to lose some more weight. I try to make my goals small, so they are easier to achieve!

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    I keep my goals realistic! Mine is to run a marathon again!

  38. I am trying to lose a little weight; so I have written out a work out plan – seeing the goals and plan in writing keeps me motivated.

  39. Carol Denny says:

    My goals are to get in better shape.

  40. Brenda Penton says:

    My goal is to get back on track with my fitness. My best tip is to make a schedule for workouts so you know what to do in advance.

  41. kathy downey says:

    My 2016 goals are to give back more and my tips for sticking with them are just to look around me !

  42. Angela Mitchell says:

    My goals for 2016 are to spend more time outdoors getting exercise, fresh air, and playing with the kids. My tips for sticking to them are to keep them realistic and to make sure their is an element of fun in achieving them.

  43. My New Year’s Resolution is to eat more heart healthy and finish building my new wheelchair. My tip for sticking to goals is make a list and follow it.

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