Simple Self-Improvement Choices
Will It Be A Happy New Year?
Are you tired of making and breaking “New Year’s Resolutions” with big hopes and dreams that quickly run out of steam? If you are, then try a new approach. Instead of speedily striving for the impossible, work slowly and steadily for the possible. The following suggestions are a simple plan for gradual change that will help keep you improving your life throughout the year.
- Print off the 13 Choices for Happiness & High Self-esteem and post it by your bathroom mirror. Read it each morning and night while you brush your teeth.
- Choose ONE Choice to focus on each week. Write this Choice in your journal at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, briefly write down how focusing on this Choice helped improve your life.
- At the end of 13 weeks, start over again. You can complete this 13-week plan four times a year (4 x 13 = 52). Consistency is the key to any kind of improvement.
The Slow Lane
In my blog post Do You Have High Self-esteem? Can You Tell Me How to Get It? I make the statement: “Change happens gradually. Focus on correct principles, and let it happen.”
This year, make a resolution to choose wisely every day, so you can create permanent positive changes in your life throughout the whole year—in the slow lane.
13 Choices for Happiness and High Self-esteem
I choose to worship my Father in Heaven every day and live a Christ-centered life.
I choose to keep my body healthy and clean and avoid addictive substances at all times.
I choose to use my mind to create, explore the universe, and find my place in it.
I choose to share my feelings kindly and honestly with others and strive to be peaceful.
I choose to look at all people as equals and never judge or compare others to myself.
I choose to accept full responsibility for all of my choices and never blame others.
I choose to educate myself on a daily basis so I’ll be useful to the betterment of society.
I choose to work within the time frame I’m given without being stressed or rushed.
I choose to keep my surroundings clean and beautiful and live in a house of order.
I choose to enjoy my work, live frugally, and use my means to help other people.
I choose to only see and listen to those things that uplift and inspire the human mind.
I choose to be the transitional figure in my family to free future generations from abuse.
I choose to obey all of God’s commandments and love and honor each of His children.
Kristine Litster Fales
My mission is to empower individuals, revitalize marriages,
and fortify families through the mastery of choice.