How to Celebrate – I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

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I'm Not Going to Take It
I didn’t even know there was a “I’m not going to take it anymore day.” Did you?

It’s a great day to stand up and take control of your issues.

If you’re like me, you’ve been a little lax in actually starting your New Year’s resolutions. I’ve come up with every excuse in the book. I even liked another writer’s decision to wait until the Monday after the New Year to make those healthy changes.

But that was yesterday . . . and playing and partying with our daughter and grandson was much more fun than exercising and eating healthy. I’m so thankful for the snow that kept them here a couple of extra days, and we did shovel snow and had a dance party – that counts as exercise doesn’t it?

If you know it’s time for a change and you’re ready to shout, “I’m not going to take it anymore.”

If it’s time for you to take control of the things that hold you back, today is your day.

How to Celebrate – I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

1. Abandon Helplessness – You are able to make the changes you need to make. You are not helpless.

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

2. Pray – Ask God about the changes He wants you to make.

3. Make a List – Go over the different parts of your life and rate them 1-10 on the satisfaction scale.

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

  • Job
  • Relationships
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Home
  • Education

4. Make Attitude Changes and Get Big Benefits – You don’t have to walk away from your job, your spouse or friends, stop eating, or sell your home, etc. The best changes begin with an attitude adjustment.

We can not change our past. We can not change the fact that people act a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ~ Charles Swindoll

Start complimenting and encouraging your boss, spouse, and children. Treat them the way you want them to treat you. It just might surprise you how much you start to enjoy each of them more if you have a more positive attitude followed up by positive words and actions. 

Adjust your diet by limiting sugar and artificial sweeteners, and adding one fruit or vegetable each day. Turn up the music and dance to two songs . . . add a few simple exercises . . . move more.

Make small changes to your home, start a cleaning and organizing routine. I promise you will enjoy your home more if it’s appearance makes you happy.

Take a class that will either help your career or give you a hobby.

5. Celebrate the Little Things – Look around and make a list of the things you love about your life. Change the things that need to be changed . . . celebrate the changes you’ve made in the past.

Celebrate what you want to see more of. ~ Tom Peters

You don’t have to take it anymore. With God’s help you can make the changes you need to make 2014

Let’s talk: Have you ever celebrated, “I’m not going to take it anymore day?”

Here’s to a year worth celebrating.

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10 thoughts on “How to Celebrate – I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

  1. Your “How to” points are right on the mark. I need to do a better job of accepting some things in order for changes to be able to happen. Small steps are the key.

    1. Kari, That Kierkegaard quote really hit me. I like status quo, ignoring the changes that I need to make. Asking God what needs to change and then agreeing with Him in faith will help me start to make the changes needed.

      Our grandson is still visiting because of the snow and we have played non-stop. What a great way to get exercise. I’ve realized if I just play with my puppy more or turn up the music and dance I will naturally get the movement I need.

  2. Attitude is key! This is great advice. I think I’ll celebrate today by making some small changes, like you suggested. And the first one is my attitude on how I look at the responsibilities of my day!


    1. You are absolutely right Joan, attitude is everything. A better attitude helps me make changes and accomplish the projects I need if I get on them right away. I love writing. Now I want that same attitude about cleaning my house and working out.

  3. That’s so funny – I didn’t realize there was a day called that! Hmm, maybe that’s what my youngest daughter and I were thinking yesterday when the second kid left and we finally decided to get the house in shape. It always seems to be a disaster over Christmas when all the kids are home and leaving things out!

    1. Our daughter and grandson just left this morning. There were toys everywhere while they were here. We had dance parties and I even wore a wet wipe on my head to play Ninja Turtles with him. Today the house is neat again and way too quiet. My “I’m not going to take it anymore” issues have more to do with eating healthy and keeping up the activity level I had while our little buddy was here. Looks like I need to visit BTSP regularly!

  4. Lol, I can just imagine dancing with a wet wipe on my head. 🙂 I can’t wait til I have grandkids! 🙂 I just got a Fitbit which I’m hoping will help me keep my activity level up. It counts steps and it’s making me exercise more since I’m trying to get at least 10,000 steps a day. I’m finding I can’t eat as much now that I’m getting older – so sad!

    1. Yes, T can get me to be silly in ways I never imagined. 🙂 How do you like your fitbit? I’ve been considering getting one then wonder if I want to wait for an iwatch.

      1. I love the fitbit. I bought the little one ($50) and am glad I got that one. It just clip it to my pants pocket or waistband and don’t even notice it’s there. I thought about getting the fitbit wrist band but I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t know anything about the iwatch. Sounds interesting! But the fitbit is definitely making me exercise more – last night I was 1000 steps short of my goal of 10,000 steps a day before bed so Scott and I went on a quick walk to get me up to 10,000. 🙂 Plus it’s making me see how little I normally exercise!

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