I have never really been a strong proponent of making New Year’s Resolutions, at least not on January 1st. It never made any sense to me to put off a fix for any length of time that you might want to make in your life. Additionally, is it not on your birthday that one’s new year truly starts, as opposed to on January 1st? That having been said, I made a couple of them anyhow…most notably to communicate with friends & family better.
I have since thrown most of these out (other than communicating better)…and am instead opting to follow up with an idea that a friend tweeted me, New Week Resolutions (which I’ve linked below). The idea is simple: make a new resolution each week of something that you want to fix in your life. Maybe you can read more, maybe you can exercise twice this week, etc etc. And if you need to make a major change…make that your resolution for a few weeks in a row, or try to build into it week-by-week. Fewer cigarettes each week until you stop, for instance.
Given how I tend to live my life by staring at shiny things until I forget what I was talking about…wait, where was I? Right. In any case, I personally am far more likely to be excited about and keep a resolution each week as opposed to keeping one for a full year. Of course, I suppose that making a new resolution a week is somewhat a full year resolution in itself…so we’ll see how this holds out.
I’ve already succeeded at this week’s resolution (partially rebuild the site into a blog) and am excited to start on next week’s resolution, which is to at long last get the inside of my car clean. Is that a resolution? Yeah, I kinda think it is…