It’s 2020! New year, new me, right? But it’s easy to fall right back into our old routine unless we have a plan, or steps to take to really stick with our resolutions. Here are some helpful tips to help help the new you in 2020 stick around for a while.

Get Clear- Before doing anything, get very clear about what you want, or want to change this year, and going forward. Sometimes it helps to start small, and aim for goals that are achievable, then work your way up to bigger and better things. If you have no clue where to even start, start by just looking around, or going over your every day rituals; sometimes we get so caught in day-to-day stuff, it can be hard to even think clearly, let alone thinking about future goals you may have.

Write them out- Once you have an idea of your resolutions this year, write them down. Go over them in your head or out loud many times. Leave it out somewhere you can take a peek every so often to keep it fresh on the mind. Sometimes it helps to tell someone close to you, to help keep you accountable.

Create a group- Post it on your facebook to see if anyone else is down for a challenge as well. It can be a fun group thing with friends, and you can meet up once a month and talk about struggles and accomplishments to help encourage and push eachother. Even if you have different goals, it can help keep it fun and who doesn’t love having a reason to spend time with friends?

Research- Do research on the topic or topics you are trying to improve. Going online and reading blogs from real people can be such a great and inspiring way to learn and see other’s perspectives and views on the topics, and now days, there are blogs on practically everything! Read as much as possible until you have your own clear views on whatever it is, and go for it.

Don’t give up- We all want results fast, but these things take time, and can take much longer to achieve that originally thought. The biggest thing to keep in mind is just stick with it, stay consistent, and journal as you go, that way on days when you are really frustrated, you can look back and remember how optimistic you felt at other times. Sometimes just being reminded of that, can really force you to push on and persevere.

You’ve got this! Keep telling yourself this, focus on the end result, and you will get there! Put up sticky notes in your home or office to remind yourself this- you’ve got this!

Here’s to a wonderful 2020 filled with happiness, success, and pushing ourselves to be better.

The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty


Featured Properties-

56242 Solar Drive, Bend

If you’ve been looking for the perfect Central Oregon property that has it all, you may have just found it. Located just a couple minutes upstream of Sunriver Resort on the Deschutes River, this 2,824 s.f. home rests on a .80 (+/-) acre parcel with a private, grandfathered dock. In addition to the beautiful log-accented home, there is a separate insulated outbuilding that could serve many purposes. Think artist’s studio, guest casita, man cave/she shed¦. Plus, there is a recently completed 3-bay shop with additional covered, outdoor parking.

The home itself boasts a tiled entry, an open Great Room design with gleaming hardwood floors, kitchen island, an office/den that could be used as an additional bedroom, large loft, bonus room that could be used for a media room, expansive craft room that could be a home gym or home office. The Master Suite boasts an oversized tile shower, dual vanities, and an intimate seating area with views of the river. Rarely does a parcel with all of these features enter the market. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, plus loft and bonus room.

58123-15 Gannet, Sunriver-

Riverfront Sunriver home on Gannet Lane! This comfortable 2,203 s.f. home is tucked away on a quiet 1/4-acre (+/-) lot in the NW corner of Sunriver Resort. A large wrap around deck is the perfect place to spend summer afternoons. The comfortable Great Room/Family Room area has a cozy woodstove, large picture windows, and a kitchen with solid surface countertops and an island. There is a hallway/utility area leading from the 3-car garage that serves as a perfect “mud room” area after a day on the mountain or out hitting the trails. The wrap around deck also boasts a perimeter stem wall design that provides lots of storage for canoes, kayaks, etc. Gannet Lane is one of the few lanes in Sunriver where there are no bike paths between your home and the river. Access to the National Forest is just a block or two away. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and abundant storage. Adventure awaits! 

57975-2 Gray Birch Lane, Sunriver-

Possibly the best location in exclusive Championship Estates. This exquisite home rests on a large, .66 acre (+/-} parcel with panoramic views of the largest water feature on The Woodlands Golf Course and Mt. Bachelor. The home features a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath great room design, daylight basement with family/bonus room and an oversized four-car garage.

Additional features include a dumb waiter from the garage to the kitchen, double furnaces, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a large west-facing potting room off of the lower patio that could also be used for an artist’s studio. The downstairs family room has a full wet bar, gas fireplace, and lots of storage along with two suites and an office and the aforementioned potting room. Upstairs, the great room has soaring vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and custom skylights to let the high desert sunshine spill in. The main master suite also has a gas fireplace, oversized glass block shower, and a jetted soaking tub. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite tile countertops, gas cooktop, and a beautiful stainless-steel appliance package. One more master suite and a half bath round out the features and assure there is room for everyone to be comfortable.

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