I have officially become one of the core members of our Young Adult's Ministry at our Church. Together with the team of creative young professionals, we are handling the in-house ministry. Our task is to promote the ministry to the church and to encourage them to attend the mid-week service that we host. It is also our job to handle the program for the mid-week service and make it fun and encouraging.
So since last week, we have started the Circuit Breaker Segment. My beau and I were assigned to handle this. For this week we decided to have the Top 10 New Year's Resolution that people make.
I found some information online and just rephrased it.
P.S. I also got the photos online. They are not my own.
And oh, this will be a long post :)
Resolve this year to plan your days, reduce interruptions, clean off your desk, say "No", and make detailed lists. The benefits of getting more organized include being able to save time, as you no longer look for the same things over and over again or need to replace things you can’t find at all.
You will reduce stress because when you know where everything is, there’s no last-minute rush to find what you need and get out the door on time for school, soccer practice, or that important business meeting.
You will also find yourself being much more productive, as all the time you once spent looking for things can now be used to do more important or more enjoyable tasks.
Most people define being organized as quickly and easily able to find what you need. While this is certainly true, organization is so much more. The ability to staying organized lets you focus on accomplishing your most important goals. That’s the true benefit of being organized.
A popular, non-selfish New Year's resolution, volunteerism can take many forms such as spending time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house to name a few.
Volunteering has risen sharply in the years since we began collecting resolutions. This suggests the possible emergence of a new civic generation and a resolve to make a bigger and better difference with your life.
Resolve to replace the pursuit of success and materialism with the pursuit of contribution and generosity. For this to occur, the critical question must move from, “How can I become successful?” to, “What can I contribute that will significantly impact other people's lives?” By focusing on what we can contribute, we automatically become successful.
People throughout the world are realizing that a strong resolve to lifelong learning is more than just education and training beyond formal schooling. A lifelong learning framework encompasses learning throughout the life cycle, from cradle to grave and in different learning environments, formal, non-formal and informal.
Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language or musical instrument, or just how to become a better cook? Whether you take a course or read a book, you'll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating and beneficial resolutions to keep. Challenge your mind in the coming year, break out of currents routines and challenge every comfort zone and watch your horizons expand.
More and more people are resolving to spend more quality time with family and friends or with their self this year. You may need to do such things as reschedule business activities to make time for your loved ones.
It can be as extravagant as a whole weekend getaway with your family or as simple as a DVD marathon at home with your friends
You may smoke one stick to one case a day regardless of the quantity becoming a non-smoker is probably one of the best decisions you can ever make.
The benefits to your health, relationships, finances, vitality, the environment and to your sense of self-esteem for having conquered a really hard-to-kick habit will make any and all of your efforts and determination more than worthwhile. The resolution to become a non-smoker will also help you to live longer and enjoy the finer things in life.
A new year provides a sense of getting a free do-over, so you can try again and get it right. Many people resolve to find better jobs or to take a new approach to the jobs they've already got.
It's corny, but true -- most of us get reflective at this time of year and if we are in jobs already, we begin thinking: Am I on the right path? Do I like where my position and my company are headed? Am I even in the right career?
So you've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing?
To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Resolve to ask and answer those essential questions before making any new career changes.
Repeat after me: “I will not use plastic! I will not use plastic!”
We are not talking about plastic bags. We are talking about plastic cards also known as credit cards.
One of the first things you have to do before any debt can be eliminated is to stop using charge accounts. If you continue to use the accounts, you are only fueling the problem, and building on it, not solving it.
Make a resolution now to stop charging anything and to get financially stable. If you can't pay cash for it, you don't need it, make it just that simple and you will find yourself out of debt in no time at all.
Keep a diary of all money spent, whether it is by cash, check, credit card, etc. Once you know where your money is going, then, and only then, can you take the steps needed to prepare a good budget that you can live with and make huge strides to budgeting your debt away.
Two weeks to go before Valentines’ Day and you are probably tired of spending that special day alone. Sure you have your single friends with you, but once in a while you can’t help yourself to feel alone during this occasion.
You don’t have to go on speed dates, blind dates and other kinds of dates. All you need to do is be more sociable. Stop being a bitter snob. Instead, start small talks. You may not gain your soul mate right away but you will open the door of opportunity for finding one soon.
If you’re a girl you have probably spent your Christmas bonus on shoes, clothes and the likes. If you’re a guy, you probably got an slr, the latest PSP and an ipod.
And because of that you’ve spent most if not all of your savings. So what’s your dilemma? How to start saving again after the splurges you’ve done during the holiday season.
It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense. Developing and sticking to a realistic budget is a brilliant offensive move as it prevents overspending and ensures peace of mind.
Many people find it very difficult to stick to a budget. It does take hard work and a lot of self-discipline, at least in the beginning. The good news is that most people find the longer they can stick to a budget, the easier it becomes.
Let’s Get Physical!
The holiday season had just ended. If this one of your New Year’s resolution if not on the top of your list, you are probably one of those people who ate everything that was served to you during the holiday season.
So you want to get a flat abs before the summer season starts? Then you better move fast. You have less than 3 months to burn those fats.
You can start by by opting for the stairs instead of the elevator, fruit in place of chocolate, and active rather than sedentary activities.
But for everything else, there's Jesus Christ :)