Here we are 5 days into February and I'm just wondering....how are your New Year's Resolutions coming along??
Forgot about 'em???
Checking 'em off??
I was messing around online and came across a list of the most popular New Year's Resolutions (These are from www.boncherry.com):
1. Lose Weight
2. Pay off Debts
3. Save Money
4. Get a Better Job
5. Get fit
6. Eat Right
7. Get a Better Education
8. Drink Less Alcohol
9. Quit Smoking
10. Reduce Stress Overall
Quite a list, huh??? Sound familiar??
How about these funny New Year's Resolutions? (From the same website):
1. I will do less laundry and use more deodorant.
2. I will give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly...
3. I will figure out why I really need 9 email addresses.
4. I will not bore my boss with the same excuse for taking leave. I will think of some more excuses.
5. I will stop sending emails to my wife or husband.
6. I resolve to work with neglected children- my own.
7. I will spend less than one hour a day on the internet. This of course will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.
8. I will not tell the same story at every get together.
9. I will not read email or text when I am on the phone with someone else.
10. I will think of a password other than "password."
I no longer make a list of New Year's Resolutions. A whole list is a lot to change. I used to do it in the past, but by Feb I'd already failed. Instead, each year, I focus on one thing that I'd like to emphasize.
This year, 2009, I am trying to laugh more. That's it. Laugh more. Two little words. It's something that I can think about as I'm going through my days and it's a change that I can make. 2008 was a trying year for me, both emotionally and spiritually. It was a rough road. Laughter is good for the soul. I mean the real laugh out loud until tears come...that kind of laughter. Laughter is healing. That is why I'm trying to laugh more.
Let me share what I was striving for the past couple of years with you:
Last year, 2008, I was trying to be authentic. Not that I was a liar before, but there were certain areas in my life where I'd kind of hide behind a mask.
In 2007, I was trying to simplify. That's it. To simplify....in all areas, organization, schedule, kids stuff and mine.
I've found that focusing on one little area can bring true change. It's something that can be achieved.
So, I probably should've posted this post Jan 1....but you know, I've been busy. I've been living life. So, I'm sharing it with you now, better late than never. Who needs a new year to make change?? Start today!