Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year a New Me

I gave up making New Year resolutions a long time ago.  The last time I made one to lose weight I ended up pregnant!  (a whole nother story).

I think a more realistic thing to do is to set a series of small goals throughout the year.  Small things, one at a time can sure add up over that time.  Start with just one small thing tomorrow.  I'll be nicer to just one person.  I'll smile at that grumpy looking woman in the grocery store.  I'll eat just one less sweet this week.  Whatever.  Doesn't matter.  Once you feel good about that first one, do another one.  Doesn't have to be everyday or even every week but it could be.  Before you know it those small things have become a new you!

Some studies say it takes 21 days to make a new habit stick or to get rid of a bad one, so maybe every 21 days.  That's 17 changes in a year.  Not bad.  My challenge to myself, one small thing at a time.  Today's small thing?  I bet regular readers could guess.