New Year’s Resolutions suck. They are a mistake. As soon as you utter the resolutions, they are gone. You make long-term goals and you can’t make them in the first couple of weeks, so you give up. We’ve all done it. One year I was very successful at resolutions, and this year, I think I’m going to try the same (or at least similar) method. Here is what I did:
Made a list of my overarching goals for the year. There should only be 2 or 3. Like lose 10 pounds, Grow in my marriage, etc., Keep the house cleaner
Then each week, I set myself 2 or 3 small resolutions for the week. You must have more than one. So that if you don’t make one of the resolutions, you don’t feel like a total failure. These resolutions should fit within the annual resolutions. So for example, if I have the goals above, then this week my resolutions will be (and keeping in mind that I will normally be doing my resolutions on Sunday and this is Wednesday, so this is a short week.
1. Maintain or lose weight for the remaining week.
2. Do something for my husband that he doesn’t expect.
3. Clear the computer desk.
I need to get a date book to write these in–yet another resolution to work on! My quilting/sewing resolutions will be a whole subset of resolutions. And probably each week I will have little resolution of “find an hour to sew”. Whatever it takes to keep me moving in the right direction.