It is almost New Year’s Eve – the countdown has begun. I am actually looking forward to the calendar turning, starting fresh and new in the New Year.
Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions? Care to share them with me?
Last year my resolution was to return all the grocery carts back to the safe zone or walk it back to the entrance instead of leaving it by my car. My mom was astonished that I did that at all, seeing that my sister was a bagger at a local grocery store while she was in high school and college. She would tell stories about how she would get stuck outside for hours of her shift chasing down grocery carts and bringing them back to the store.
I’m happy to say, I did really well on my goal for last year. I don’t think I missed one time of not putting the cart back in the correct spot.
This year, I’m a little more reluctant to take on the goal that has planted itself in my head. Put all the clean clothes away on laundry day and stop living out of the baskets all week-long. This one is going to take some real determination and will power for sure. Remember when I wrote about it –Laundry Tips– – maybe I should implement my own tips.
I think the way to keep your resolutions is simple:
- Create goals that are challenging yet doable.
- Create a system to make them happen. What is that Albert Einstein saying -“insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Resolutions are about change – but nothing changes on purpose without a plan.
- Find a way to keep yourself accountable.
I follow Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project and she wrote about the same thing a couple of days ago. I thought I’d share her blog here – Making New Year’s Resolutions? Ask Yourself 6 Questions. I found it quite helpful and right on.
I do have some other things planned and in the works for 2012 for both this blog and some other projects. I’ve been taking this week lighter and will share all those with you next week.
Until then – thanks so much for reading this year. I hope you’ve found my thoughts and tips helpful. I’ve enjoyed writing them and hearing from you too.
Happy New Year!