New Year, New You

Well it’s mid January already, yikes!  Where does the time go?  I don’t know about you, but this is usually the time of year that all my well intentioned New Year’s resolutions go belly up.  I try to change too much too fast and end up overwhelmed, frustrated, and feeling defeated.  But not this year!  You wanna know why?  I’m glad you asked.  It’s cause I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year!  Hah!  How about them apples?

Actually, that’s not exactly true.  I made one.  To not make any more!  This year I decided to do something different.  I am going to make changes gradually, every week or so, over the course of the year, one or two things at a time.  And I am going to give myself grace to not do it perfectly all the time.  If I start to feel a little overwhelmed, I will not add anything else until I get a handle on things.  Some changes will be easier than others of course, and some will take a little longer to assimilate.  Good habits seem harder to establish than bad ones some times, but that’s really just my inner whiner talking.

There are several things I am going to work on this year.  I imagine my list is probably similar to yours:  eat better, shed some pounds, exercise more, simplify, get free from debt, more consistent blogging (ok, that one may not be on your list 🙂 ), more consistent time in the Word, focusing more on relationships, better earth stewardship, etc.  The plan is that by next New Year’s, there will be 52ish things that I am doing (or not doing) that will cumulatively make a big impact in my life, my relationships, my walk, and my environment.

I will be sharing changes I’m making and how that’s going as I go along.  Both for your amusement and my accountability :).  What changes are you making this year?  Why don’t you share your journey with us?  In the immortal words of Pooh Bear, “It’s much more friendlier with two.”