Friday, December 28, 2007
New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.
'resolution' n. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. A resolving to do something.
I usually make at least a couple of them as the new year approaches. These are just informal, in my head, resolutions. Made with good intentions, but usually easy to accomplish so there's no disappointment.
Over the years, I have found a better way that gives better results and makes more sense to me.
As the calendar turns every new month all year long, I always ask myself 'what' I am going to accomplish this next month that is 'extra'....extra something. Something healthier like less cookies, pop or chips. Something financial like less paid-per-views or to visit the public library more than Borders. Something exciting like a date with hubby, a fun trip or interviewing for Survivors or Amazing Race...lol Something challenging artistically and that list could be anything....something for ME time.
In general, I plan to do more in 2008 than I did in 2007, and make this next year more productive, profitable, and memorable for me on a variety of fronts.