Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

Cloudscape, atmospheric. scotland, original oil painting, small square painting
Cloud Billows Over Scotland Hill ©2012 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 6 x 6 inches Private Collection
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and hoping that it is prosperous, successful, and fulfilling. I love hearing about everyone's New Year traditions and resolution routines, whether it's eating a plate of black eyed peas, or keeping an accomplishment jar.

 I've been thinking of trying out the jar idea; which is to write down each accomplishment on a slip of paper and add it to the jar throughout the year. As the year progresses you can see the jar fill up and at the end of the year open the jar and remind yourself of all the great things you've achieved. I like that this idea uses a jar, which is something physically very apparent, and not just a notebook somewhere. Notebooks to me are too easy to misplace.

 Last year on New Year's day I wrote down some things I wanted to accomplish during the year. I folded up that list and slipped it into an envelope that I tucked away so that now I can read it and see how I did. Unfortunately, I don't know where I put the envelope! It has somehow disappeared in the flurry of action. Maybe finding this lost item will be something I can add to the jar....


Vickie Martin said...

I sent a letter to myself using Futureme.org - http://www.futureme.org/ - that way I didn't have to keep up with anything and I received an email on my birthday. I'm going to do it again this year.

Katherine Kean said...

Vickie - great idea! And thanks for the link. Probably no way to lose that - unless I change my email or something. I'm going to do this.

Anne M Bray said...

I've started my jar!

Margaret said...

I love your idea about the accomplishment jar. I might do that myself. I always tend to dwell on the things I left undone instead of what I actually accomplish.

Katherine Kean said...

Anne - way to go!

Hi Margaret, I know what you mean, tending to do that myself.

I've been considering 'seeding' my jar, by putting in things I want to accomplish, or milestones I want to experience. I think I might do this on colored paper so it stands out, to be replaced throughout the year. I seem to get better results when I plan and commit to do things.

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