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January 2, 2016

New Year's Resolutions ~ Now What?

So you made New Year's Resolutions ... now what?
Mastering those New Year's Goals can be challenging!
I want to succeed in all of the goals I have set for this year. Here is how I plan on making strides for success. (I am also a very visual person.)
So I made a trip to Ikea over the break, I love Ikea!
I found these cute little jars at a great price. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were perfect! When I got home I created and printed labels to fit on the jars. I made them to fit on the lid or on the side of the jars.
I put one resolution on each jar and I also made jars for both of my younger kids. Below is my picture with the labels attached. 
I found a variety of objects that we could use to drop in the jar as we accomplish each goal daily/weekly.
Corey loves Legos, so they are perfect for his jar!
Items you could use:  glass blobs, sea shells, small river rocks, pennies, jewels, money, etc. Anything that will fit in your jars.
Now, here is how it works ...
*Each time you complete a task related to your goal you add a "counter" into the jar. This helps record your progress, it is quick & easy, and it is fun to watch the jar fill up!

*If the jar gets full, you can reward yourself for all of the progress you are making, empty the jar, and start over. You can even record the number of days you have worked on that goal.

*If you feel that a goal has been accomplished, you can simply change the label and start a new goal.

By the end of the year I am hoping to see progress on all of my goals!

For the little kiddos ...
I am going to allow them to drop a counter when they are successful with a variety of tasks. 
They can earn multiple drops in a day.
(Ex. Brushing their teeth, making their bed, homework, reading, etc.)
My goal for them is to build good habits!

On an organizational note:
These jars would be great for small items like paperclips, push pins, small erasers, buttons, etc.
I think the lids would be super cute painted a variety of colors.
I think I may need to go get some more jars.

I hope this helps you achieve your goals & dreams!
Happy New Year!


  1. Wow!!! Such a fantastic idea!!! Are you going to post those cute tags on TPT??? They're perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this idea! Very motivating!


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