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Forget About New Year’s Resolutions….

FORGET ABOUT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! What if you gave yourself 30 days?

I start to get anxious around November and December every year. There is this intense surge within me to make sure my year was “successful.” Did I check all the boxes? Did I do all the things I said was going to do? Recheck and check-check my end of year goals from the year before… did I do “all the things?”

While I do have a goal list for this year, broken down into quarters, and broken down by month, I also am taking the time this year to maximize 30 days at a time. I do not wish to create the end of the year rush to prove my worth.

You don’t have to prove your worth. You don’t have only one year to do “all the things.” You also might discover after 30 days that you really don’t want to do the thing you put on your list. You discover you hate jewelry making or you hate blogging. That is the beauty of 30 days.

Pour your heart into a goal for 30 days. Throw yourself into whatever you set out to do. After 30 days are over, ask yourself:

  1. Have I learned anything as a result of this experience?
  2. Do I want to continue?
  3. Have I improved as result of this experience?
  4. What would I do differently if I kept going?
  5. What will I continue to do going forward?

You decide what the next 30 days are going to look like. Don’t let “The list” drive you crazy. It is what you choose to do with “The List” of resolutions that counts.

For the next 30 days, I will be working on Habits 1 and 2 from Georgie Fear’s “Lean Habits.” I will update you on my progress. What will you pour your heart into the next 30 days?

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2 Comments

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    Rhonda @ herchristianhome.com
    January 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I think the “30 days” is a genius idea! Last year I did something similar. Each month I worked on a new DIY project to save money. This helped break down what I was trying to achieve in little increments so that I wouldn’t get overwhelmed.

    My Pastor also says it’s better to make commitments than resolutions. People tend to break resolutions before the years even half over. Commitments are what you decide that needs to be changed and you make a commitment to doing it.

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      Judith
      January 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

      I really like that idea…commitments > resolutions. I know I am more likely to complete things I have committed to doing.

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