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.”