Ready or not, 2010 is almost history and 2011 is almost here!
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you keep them? I have mixed feelings about New Year’s Resolutions. Mostly, I feel that if I don’t set goals, call them resolutions or whatever, then I kinda flounder around and don’t accomplish as much as I would otherwise.
As far as specific resolutions . . use the stash, lose weight, keep the house neater . . those are just ongoing goals so I don’t even count them as resolutions per se. Throughout the year I’m asked how I get so much done. As I’ve written here before, one thought that is always in my head is that once every minute or every hour or every day is gone, it’s gone forever. If I don’t use my minutes and hours and days to the best of my ability, then those time frames are lost, and that’s time I’ll never regain. So, I try to make every minute count! I am not a tv watcher. If you are, that’s ok . . I don’t have a problem with it if you don’t. But, for me, sitting and watching tv or being entertained is a waste of time. If I spend 2 hours sitting watching a movie, that’s 2 hours I could have been accomplishing something and that’s 2 hours I will never get back. If sitting and watching tv was relaxing for me and if I needed to relax, I’d sit and watch tv . . but that’s just not how I operate. To some, sitting and knitting a pair of socks when you can buy them at Wal-Mart for $2 (or however much they cost these days) is a waste of time. We all have to decide what’s the best use of our time and not judge others for how they use their time.
My life is good! Most of the time I have no stress. I have few worries . . in fact, if I had to think of something that I worry about, I couldn’t even think of anything. It’s real easy to enjoy every minute of my day when I have so few problems. I am blessed .. I know that!
For the New Year, my goals/resolutions are:
- To make every minute count and to use my time wisely.
- I have to learn to get to bed earlier because I’m a night owl but I know I’m more productive if I get to bed early and get up early, after having a good night’s rest.
- To find joy in everything! No matter what happens, there’s always some good. It may be hard to see and I may have to look hard to find it but it’s always there. Life is just too short and I don’t want to be sad, depressed or worried (I know . . no one does!) and I’m going to make an effort to not only have joy in my life but to spread the joy to those I meet during the day.
How do you feel about resolutions? If you make them, do you have any you want to share?