I have such a love-hate with resolutions. So often I completely fail at them and then I feel like a loser. But then sometimes–not very often but once in a while–something sticks and actually becomes a habit. And then there are the years I don’t do anything and I feel like I should have at least tried. Who can resist a fresh, new start?
This year I decided on a couple of very tiny goals that have the possibility of becoming greater, but if they don’t it’s OK but at least they’re totally doable.
- Get at least 10 minutes of exercise every day but Sunday. I know this sounds like the dumbest goal ever. But I tend to be an all or nothing type-person where exercise is concerned. Either I’m going to a class and sweating through every layer of clothing I have on or I’m doing nothing. There is no in between. But I want exercise to be a part of my daily existence. And I know myself well enough that if I set big exercise goals for myself that I will fail so badly. But 10 minutes? That, I can handle. Except for today. Today was a weird day and my mom was getting ready to fly home and it didn’t happen. But it’s happened all the other days. And all the other days I ended up working out for close to 20 minutes. But just telling myself I only had to do it for 10 minutes made me not so afraid to commit.
- Read the scriptures before I can look at any social media. Here’s how my morning usually works: I wake up, go to the bathroom and check out Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and anything else I can think of before it’s time to wake up my kids. Man times I will read my scriptures later on in the morning, but just as often I forget. I don’t even come up with an excuse–It just plum slips my mind. So this way I can’t get distracted. And let me tell you, it is working so well! Not only am I doing my daily study (I’m in the Book of Revelation which has always seemed super weird to me but I got a great book that explains everything and I’m loving the Book of Revelation now!) but I’m spending much less time on Social media in general. I don’t normally have a big chunk of my day to sit around reading all the posts and things so I don’t really get around to it as much. Or rather, as thoroughly.
- No Mtn. Dew in 2016. It’s only been a few days so far but I’m doing great! Chances are you hate Mt. Dew and think I’m a lunatic, but I love Mt. Dew with a white hot passion so this is really hard for me. I do have one exception to the rule: car trips over two hours long. Sometimes staying awake is a good idea.
What are your resolutions for this year? How are you doing with them? Or are you a resolution spurner?