New Year’s Resolutions.
Good ideas that are usually way too broad to keep.
I do so like to try though. My resolutions need to be smaller steps that I can and will do. More verbs. Not just flowery statements of lofty goals. Also, small time chunks because my attention span lasts about 3 weeks. I’m going to stretch them into a month (4 weeks) since it is an easier measurement of time.
|Resolutions I can keep from DOGHOUSE DIARIES|
New Year’s Resolutions 2014 Edition
I’m going to once again fall back on the account and advice of Gretchen Rubin who wrote “The Happiness Project”.
She took a whole year and divided her resolutions into the twelve months. One resolution per month. Each month had several smaller/specific steps that she would follow to reach her overall resolution. It’s really a good book and an easy read.
I haven’t plotted a whole 12 months worth of resolution yet. I’m going to create this happiness project as I go.
For January I resolve to communicate and stay connected better.
I tend to crawl into my hidey-hole and ignore the world at times. This leads me to feelings of guilt for not calling people back, letting friendships slip away, missing birthday present opportunities and so forth.
I do like time to myself being the introverted person that I am. But I’m really not that introverted I need to go full on cave hermit.
The break down:
* Call people and respond to calls in a timely manner (also texts)
* Letter and cards are good ways to stay connected
* Reach out and call past friends I let drift away
*Start and cultivate outings and/or groups (book club, run/walk/exercise with people, plan outings more frequently)
Happy New Years from our New Year's crab and our Moon Pie stash
|In Mobile, AL they throw Moon Pies during their parade|