I’ve had a bit of fun with resolutions this week. It’s basically a national pastime to make them, mock them, or ignore them with a sense of superiority. The odds are against you keeping one; most of us have failed by Valentine’s Day, but I do them anyway. I like the idea of pointing myself in the right direction and seeing how far I get. And I don’t consider them failures, I consider them adjustments.
If you’d like to join me, please do! Some quick guidelines first. Set realistic goals, nothing too big or too lengthy. Small steps that move you toward a larger goal are ideal. Be passionate about your goal! Don’t just do what your friends are doing, only make a goal if you are passionate about achieving it. Set deadlines to your goals, don’t leave them open-ended.
My New Year’s Resolutions
I’d like to meditate twice a week. I’m doing once a week now and I’ve been pretty faithful to it. I’d like to add one more day a week with the goal of eventually getting into a daily practice. If I can do twice a week for all of January, I’ll be happy.
I’d like to lose 10 pounds. A lot of stresses have resolved themselves this year, and when I’m stressed I eat more and move less so the weight has crept on. I’ve already gotten a few pounds off, but I’d like to get back to my happy weight which is 10 pounds less than I currently weigh. I’m shooting for St. Patrick’s Day and I’ll celebrate in traditional Beantown style with a glass of green beer and some corned beef and cabbage. I’ve got a plan to do this: cardio five times per week, Pilates twice per week, and a lot of cooking at home and brown bagging lunches so I can control what I’m eating.
Finish My eBook. I’ve got an outline done and a draft started. I’d like to finish my ebook soon! It’s a top blogging priority for 2011. I’m hoping to have it done by January 15th! A lofty but doable goal. I’ve got my schedule mapped out so I have time to finish it.
Those are my goals. I’ll have two reached this month if I do them and one will carry through to March. This seems very doable to me. What are yours? What would you like to try to achieve? Think big and cut it down into bite-size chunks. Feel free to check out my snarky New Year’s resolutions too.