This Is The Perfect Day to Begin Again

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So you haven't kept every resolution. You blew up your diet and your budget. Today is a new day. It's the perfect day to begin again.

So you’ve kept every New Year’s resolution perfectly, right?

You…

  • lost weight.
  • quit smoking
  • exercised faithfully.
  • managed your budget.
  • organized your house.
  • perfected your planner.
  • volunteered regularly.
  • spent time with friends and family.

And you have no clue what you’re going to resolve to change at the end of 2015.

I hate you. Just a little bit. I do.

This post is for the rest of you, who like me need a mid-year re-resolution party, a do-over, a day to begin again.

This isn’t about guilt though, it’s about re-evaluating your resolutions and re-energizing your efforts to change.

Start by asking yourself these three questions:

1. What is motivating me to make this change?

2. Why do I want to make this change?

3. Who am I  trying to please?

Why ask these questions, because…

[Tweet “You won’t keep a resolution you make for someone else.”]

But if you’re ready to make some important life adjustments, then it’s time to ditch the guilt and give yourself a mid-year boost.

So you haven't kept every resolution. You blew up your diet and your budget. Today is a new day. It's the perfect day to begin again. .

July 1st is the perfect day to begin again.

Look closely at the past six months…

1. Assess your successes

2. Assess you weaknesses

3. Determine your goals.

4. Check your Personal Mission Statement. Read – How to Write a Personal Mission Statement and You Need to Know and Live Your Plan with Purpose

5. Begin again.

I’m resolving to Live One Day at a Time, trusting God to guide and direct me according to His plans and purposes.

I have a another big goal for the rest of my life, and I want to…

Become more comfortable in my own skin.

True Confession  I’ve colored my hair for 30 years, and in the last few months I’ve grown it out and a few weeks ago chopped off the brown and embraced salt and pepper. I haven’t updated my photo yet, because my hair is really short. So, stay tuned for the new photo reveal sometime soon.

Besides growing out my hair, I’m eating healthy and stepping on the scale less often. I’m staying physically active, and I’m worrying less about wrinkles.

A word to my younger sisters...

Don’t wish away moments because you think you should be something you’re not. If you want to change something and you can . . . go for it. Do your best. Be positive. And stop beating yourself up. 

I sacrificed joy too many days because of a blemish, a couple of pounds, or a new wrinkle. I’ve decided…

[Tweet “It’s time to celebrate, laugh, and praise God for every single day! “]

Even the ones when I feel less than perfect.

Now back to our mid-year resolutions discussion.

Just remember… overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37–39

The past is in the past. Celebrate God’s gift of forgiveness. Forgive yourself.

Then change what you can. It’s never too late and you’re never too old to improve the future starting with today.

July 1st is the perfect re-resolution day. Truthfully any day is the perfect day to celebrate forgiveness and make changes for a better future.

“Over-comers are not perfect. They fail just like the rest of us, but they keep on getting up, keep on repenting, and keep on being willing to surrender themselves to Christ and letting Him, who is the only perfect One, work through them.” ~Nancy Missler

So, let’s talk:

1. What are your goals for the rest of 2015?
2. Have you written your Personal Mission Statement?
3. What’s your best tip for our younger sisters?

Photo by arztsamui.

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19 thoughts on “This Is The Perfect Day to Begin Again

  1. So true, Deb, July 1st is a perfect re-resolution day.
    Every day is a good day to begin anew, but human nature seems to like to have a date attached, a milestone marker of sorts.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    ~ Blessings to you from your neighbor at the #RaRaLinkup

  2. I think it is great that you are reminding people to start a fresh there new years resolution. I love the verse. Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Is one of my favorite verses. And always reminds me each day , and each minute I can start afresh, and keep on pressing towards my goals.

    1. One of my favorite verses too Grace. I love the melody that goes with it. I’ll be mentally singing it all afternoon. Thank you and blessings!

  3. Love this Deb, and I love the mid way through the year point to do exactly what you share here! Sharing this post, and you are saving me from writing about this topic…lol! Now I can focus on getting other stuff done…;) hugs!

  4. I am inspired! Every year I start out with the best of intentions and by February, all of my aspirations have gone to the waste side. I’ve actually decided to start over July 1st. I’m going to try to give up processed foods for the entire month. I’m really hoping that this will be a spiritual exercise as well as one in clean eating.

  5. For years Deb I have tried to take care of myself. Cycling. Lifting weights. Eating healthy. Taking gobs of vitamins. Leave the worrying to God. I’m not really sure when it hit me (probably when it took me longer to recover after a ride or when I lost size even though i was lifting) that I’m getting older. I’m not dead yet so I still enjoy doing things and all but I quit worrying about the loss of hair (that happened long time ago) or lack of muscle size or fatigue when I ride long rides. But that is life and I will embrace it and live my adventure!

  6. What great inspiration for staying focused for the rest of the year! Your goal to become more comfortable in your own skin is wonderful! I look forward to seeing your new hair cut. My goal for the rest of the year is to continue to stay focused in nursing school.

  7. This is just the encouragement and inspiration I needed today! I never thought about doing a reevaluation on July 1st- the halfway point. I think that will be a new habit for me. I dumped resolutions this year. They were just getting too overwhelming and depressing for me. Instead I’ve switched to 1 word. This year it’s health. I could be doing a lot better with it but at least there are so many different indicators I can find some kind of success in. Thanks for the reboot!

  8. I am with you on the July 1 check-up! This half-way point is a great place to start. I am on track to meet many of my goals for the year. The key for me has been reading over my goals weekly and monthly. I break them down into bite-sized pieces. It makes the big goals, such as writing an eBook, easier to tackle. My full list of goals is on my latest post 🙂

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