Monday, January 30, 2012

Resolution Challenge 2012

Do you have a New Year's Resolution?  I have never done one before, but I am giving it a good go this year.  I am doing something a little different and I think I am setting myself up for success, rather than failure.  For each month (30 days or so) I am going to set one or more very small goals.  The point is that I will try to complete all 30 days and then realize that it wasn't so bad after all and continue on with in life.  Or at least part of it.  I will pick one or more things at the beginning of each month, share them, and then also give an update on how the previous month's goals turned out (completed or not).

January consisted of three very small goals:

  1. Floss my teeth every night.  (This only takes a minute or two, but somehow always seems like a huge pain in the you-know-what.)
  2. Take a daily multi-vitamin every day.
  3. Do not watch TV in bed for the entire month.
I figured those were realistic goals. I only have 1 1/2 days left in January and I will update on the status of these goals at the beginning of February.

Here are some ideas that I have for monthly goals:

  • Read a chapter of The Purpose Driven Life every day.
  • Run/walk a certain number of miles every day.
  • Get up early and work out before school every day (this one may be impossible).
  • Spend 5 minutes every day being thankful.
  • Don't eat any junk food/sweets for a whole month.
  • Do something really special for someone every day.
  • In the summer: Weed/garden/spend time outside in my yard "X" amount of minutes per day.
  • Watch Oprah's entire Life Class in 30 days.
  • Clean a room of my house EVERY DAY.  Yeah, we will see.
  • Do "X" amount of minutes of grad school work every day.
  • Write a blog post every day.
  • Don't eat any meat for a whole month.
  • Don't drink any alcohol for a whole month.
  • Eat "X" number of servings of fruits and/or veggies every day.
  • Try at least "X" number of new recipes in a month.
Does anyone have any other ideas that I could give a go?  I think I have at least one good idea for February, but don't know if I will add any more.

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