Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

I always feel overwhelmed by New Year’s resolutions. I don’t need to quit smoking or lose 50 lbs. I want to make a resolution but I don’t want to make a goal I’m going to forget about by February 1st. A year-long commitment is a long time! But, I’ve given it some thought and I’m ready to commit:

   1. Blog twice per month (You’re welcome.)
   2. Finish reading Real Marriage, A Celebration of Discipline, and Love & Respect. (I had to pull out A Celebration of Discipline just now so I would get the title right. Chunks of dust are now swirling around my head. It’s been a while since I’ve picked that one up! Commence sneeze attack in 3, 2, 1…)
   3. Stop using “that tone” when I think someone just said something dumb. (Thank God for His grace cause this girl ain’t perfect!)

Now I have a list of things I want to get better at this year. These don’t fall into the “resolution” category. These are more of general areas of my life I want to make strides in.

   1. Being late
   2. Journaling
   3. Going to the gym
   4. Dealing with stress
   5. Praying consistently

And for kicks, these are the dumb resolutions that passed through my mind but didn’t make the cut:
1.       Be more like a Southerner by saying “hi” to every stranger I pass. (Yea, not really practical or safe.)
2.       Lower my cholesterol. (I’m 25. This is ridiculous.)
3.       Memorize the words to a rap song from the 90s. (I kinda really want to do this one.)

1 comment:

  1. You could give yourself incentives for going to the gym. Maybe say, "If I get to the gym 3x this week, then I can bake something delicious."

    Also, on your "dumb" resolutions have high cholesterol? Come to think of it, I do to...crap. Also, number 1 is actually a good idea and I think it might even protect you in a way- when you make eye contact with people, it's a good way let them know that you are aware of their presence. If a criminal passes by you with shady ideas in his head, yet you meet his eye and say 'hello,' you would be more likely to pick him out of a line-up if something from Brooke. You're welcome.