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New Year's Resolutions - A creative twist

Updated on March 27, 2011
Have some fun with New Year's Resolutions
Have some fun with New Year's Resolutions
Life is beautiful
Life is beautiful

Any Time New Year's Resolutions

In my eyes, new year's resolutions can be looked at many ways. It has been a while since I diligently made any so last December I felt inspired to take a twist and try something new.

Rather than create very concrete goals I want to accomplish this year, I chose to focus on qualities in my life experience that I want to nurture and nourish through out the year. The inspiration I received happened to be while coloring with my kids!

Check them out and create some of your own; it's never too late to take the time to put your attention on what you DO want in life.

Cold, warm, sunny, or cloudy!
Cold, warm, sunny, or cloudy!

Benefits of getting playful with Resolutions

  • Using creativity and art to bring your resolutions to life may actually help you achieve them
  • Rather than make a list and stash it somewhere, put them up on the wall to remind yourself pleasantly of your intentions
  • Sometimes we feel defeated if we don't "attain" our New Year's Resolutions, making them a little simpler and more fun can help us have a winning sensation when we realize it's "all in fun"!

After a year plus on a restricted diet...
After a year plus on a restricted diet...

Ideas for getting started

  1. Bring out some art supplies you would enjoy: crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, clay, anything! (If you feel like you're not really artistic just pick something that you would feel happy trying - this is for fun!)
  2. Think of what you are unhappy with in your life - okay, just stay there for a moment.
  3. Now that you've brought the unpleasantries to mind, think about what you want in your life - as specific or general as you like.
  4. If you like to, visualize for a moment what that would look like, feel like, dream a bit.
  5. Get started! Use your chosen art supply to make that dream come to life.

  6. This is not about perfection, but creating something that will bring you a reminder and joy when you look at or touch it.

Have fun and let me know if you try it!

A realistic dream? I think so!
A realistic dream? I think so!

About Rainbow Recognizer

Amy Phoenix is a gentle, yet direct parenting guide and healing facilitator dedicated to sharing insights and practices to transform frustration and anger, heal the past and nurture conscious relationships – to appreciate all aspects of life. Visit her at


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      5 years ago

      I actually found this more enriattening than James Joyce.

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      11 years ago from Midwest

      So kind of you, Blogger Mom - from one to another!

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      Blogger Mom 

      11 years ago from Northeast, US

      A wonderful reminder to enjoy our lives - your Hubs are always great, RainbowRec. Thanks for sharing! =)

      Oh, and congrats on losing the restricted diet - I know how hard those can be! =P

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      11 years ago from Midwest

      Got that right (both the never too late and more water) - Thanks!!!

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      11 years ago from Northern California

      You're never too late in the year - or your life - to make resolutions :) I just made the resolution to drink more water. Great hub!

    • RainbowRecognizer profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Midwest

      Definitely lots of fun! :o)

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      11 years ago from Northern Ontario

      This is a really good idea any time of year!


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