Today, I have passed the halfway mark toward keeping my New Year’s Resolution to write one blog post a day for a year. Part of me is relieved. I made it halfway, of course, I can make it the rest of the way. But part of me is stressed. Seriously, after writing 183 posts what the heck am I going to write for the next 182?
**Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? What was it? And here’s the big question — have you kept it?
I’ve never been one to make resolutions. I did it this year partly on a whim and I think partly because I was alone on New Year’s Eve and truly did want more love in my life. I believe I have kept the resolution because:
I declared it in writing in a public forum.
I don’t like to let other people down.
It gave me something to focus on each day other than my MCS disability.
I enjoy what I’m doing interacting and sharing with each of you.
I feel there is a purpose to what I am doing.
I feel I have grown as a writer and photographer and as a person.
I’m curious as to where this series is going to take me each day.
I have no reason to quit and many reasons to keep going.
I changed my mind as to where I place the priority on my time.
I’m enjoying the connection with each of you.
Each post I completed made me more certain that I could accomplish the resolution.
You don’t need to wait until New Years to make a resolution. If you decide to make one whether it is to lose weight or stop yelling at the kids or fix your marriage — here are a few of my suggestions:
Change how you view your “normal”.
Only declare your resolution to people who will fully support you. (Not the people you wish supported you but never do).
View it as a chance to grow.
Have fun with the change. If you approach it as a chore or painful — it’s not going to last.
If you slip up, view it as a learning experience. And share what you’ve learned.
What suggestions do you have for keeping your resolutions?