I’m not really into making new year resolutions, but I do try to set goals for myself periodically. It’s sort of like a resolution, but more attainable for me as opposed to creating a year-long resolution. It takes forty days to create a habbit, so if my goal requires repetitive action like working out or reading my bible daily, I’ll make sure that I’m absolutely able to commit at least forty days to my goal.
One of my biggest pet-peeves about myself is that I’m a procrastinator. Sometimes I will either forget or just put off whatever task I set out to do for another time. And other times I have to work around another person’s schedule. It’s not enough for me to simply say that I’m going to stop being a procrastinator. I actually have to do it. I try to start with small, simple tasks like cleaning out my closet. I’d been meaning to clean out my closet for the longest time now. This past week I actually made a point to get it done, and I got it did. I was able to separate the clothes that I haven’t worn in a while from the ones that I still wear. I packed them up and dropped them off at the Goodwill. I felt really good for a couple of reasons. One being that I was able to put the clothes to better than use sitting at the back of my closet. Another being that my closet is now more organized and accessible. Being able to accomplish such a trivial task as cleaning out my closet gives me motivation to keep it clean and also to tackle more goals.
Do you make new year’s resolutions? If so, what are some of the things you do to help keep yourself accountable for them? If you have a hard time keeping resolutions or accomplishing your goals, try starting small and working your way to the more challenging goals.