Many of us set goals for each new year, but the manner in which we set those goals and the success with which we complete them varies. See how you compare to other LDS Living readers.
I've been setting many of the same goals each year. Lose 10 pounds. Run a marathon has been on my list for three (soon to be four!) years in a row now. This last year I actually even signed up for one and was doing decently well on my training until I was beset by a crippling case of shin splints. I swear, this is the year I'm going to do it. And hopefully, those 10 pounds will easily be shed along the training trail.
But some goals I accomplished (finally seeing Les Mis on Broadway and a lifelong goal of getting married in the temple), and others will have to wait even longer (reading Jesus the Christ all the way through).
Sometimes I think maybe I should set only one goal each year to make sure I can accomplish it, but one of our people at LDS Living sets dozens of goals each year--and accomplishes them!
So I'm curious, how good are you at keeping your New Year's resolutions? Take the poll below and leave a comment!
You can also read about how to host an awesome goal-setting party for the new year, learn more on how to train for a 5K or marathon, eat healthy, have an FHE for setting family and individual goals, and set great goals for your love life--whether you're single, dating, or married.
If you've got a crowd coming to stay at your house, you're probably worried about how to keep everyone entertained and getting along, too. Try some of these fun wintery activities to get everyone having fun and celebrating like a champ.
This year, why not try something a little wild and crazy? Instead of the same old stuff, jazz up your winter fun with a few off-the-wall ideas like whipping up an outdoor bowling alley or creating a miniature golf course. Your neighbors will probably scratch their heads and mutter, "What are those nuts up to now?" but who cares? You're having a blast with your family, and that's what counts.
Get out shovels and other utensils and start making the most beautiful creations your mind can imagine. You can even use food coloring--try brushing it on with a brush or spritzing it with a spray bottle--to add another element of wow to the yard. Have the family work in teams or individually to create their masterpieces, and afterward you can tour your own personal sculpture garden and even assign awards for most creative, prettiest, funniest, most intriguing, etc. The sky's the limit. To get inspired, check out some of these amazing photos. Try going to a park to build your scultpure garden if you're worried about having enough space and snow, and then you can leave a great display for other winter wanderers.
Welcome to our 4th and final week of Christmas memories! Get ideas for December 21 through December 25 and round out the season with some special memories.
Keep making great memories this season with our Christmas "bucket list." Check out our ideas in this list for fun and meaningful (and fairly simple) family activities in week 3 (December 15 through December 20) of our 25-day countdown.
Use the popular Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to teach your kids about Christ with these simple suggestions.
Four calling birds? A partridge in a pear tree? No one is sure exactly what the twelve gifts in the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” represent, but there have been several theories. One interesting claim is that the song was written to help young Catholics learn their faith. In this interpretation, each Christmas gift represents something connected to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Looking at the song this way helps families focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We've taken this tradition and added a little bit of an LDS spin to it.