Making Plans: The Resolution Solution
Christmas is over and tonight is the last night of Hanukkah (but I’m keeping the lights and the menorah tree up till after New Year’s!!). Next on the list is New Year’s Eve! I love it. My husband hates it. But we both agree that something relatively low-key is the way to go. Plans for that night are on most people’s minds, but lingering somewhere in the background is that other part, the RESOLUTION. Many resolutions deal with food and health.
Changing habits is hard. REALLY hard. Most of my life I’ve struggled with good habits. My biggest demon is the exercise habit. I know I should do it. I even like doing some kinds of exercise (yoga, swimming, some weights, hula hoops, dancing). BUT…I AM LAZY. There. I’ve said it. It’s out there. I’m lazy. Once I’m doing something the momentum keeps me going, but that initiation energy is tough to find.
So this year I’m making a change. When making resolutions/setting goals, it’s important to be measurable, attainable, reasonable, etc. I’ve done this before, but still lost it. ACCOUNTABILITY is something I was missing. I’ve had many friends use the public arena of Facebook and Twitter to help in this area. So, on January 1st, I’m going to recruit YOU (my blog readers), my Facebook and Twitter friends to watch me. And, on January 18th, I invite you, and anyone else interested, to join me in my Resolution Solution.
The really cool part about this is my resolution is not going to be mind-blowing.
It’s going to be small, and relatively easy (in and of itself). The big trick to my resolution, and I think to any habit-changing goal, is the longevity of it. To me, how OFTEN I exercise is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than how much I do. I can always increase the much later.
What are some of your goals for 2012?