“Do you make New Year resolutions?”
My room mate was sitting on the couch, journal in hand when she asked me this question yesterday. I was putting final touches on the vegetable plate that I had put together for lunch – an attempt to pack in healthy food before the parties to come. As I took my first bite, I looked to the ceiling to collect my thoughts for an answer. It’s a habit I’ve had for years – as if I can arrange and re-arrange my notions and read them like a script from the ceiling….
What about you? Do you make resolutions at this time of year?
I like to live with intentionality. Keeping the overall goal of my life in mind, each day has a new set of circumstances, both predictable and unpredictable. I have adopted a few practices in my daily/weekly life to help keep me on track with my overall goal. For example, make time to exercise 5 times a week or spend daily time reading, praying and meditating. A desire for effectiveness and growth demands that I evaluate every so often. The new year is a great time to Ready Your Gauges and get a tune-up. It’s an opportune time to make adjustments, but the process will continue at various times throughout the year.
I get up and walk!
“Resolution” is a word that is intimidating to me in the singular. Add an “s” to the end and I’m paralyzed. So, I don’t make resolutions, I make adjustments that keep me moving and help keep me on track.
That’s me. What about you? How do you stay on target?