As a rule, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Instead, I set goals that I plan to achieve before the end of the year. Every year, I choose a word that represents an area I need to work on. In 2010, that word was peace. In 2011, it was courage, and in 2012, I chose maturity. I’m choosing two words for 2013. One is focus, and the other is simplicity. I like challenging situations, so I have a tendency to complicate situations that aren’t complicated. That will change this year. I will also do everything on this list, so help me God.
- Get my driver’s licence.
- Read 100 more books.
- Volunteer my time to a worthy cause.
- Be more generous than I was last year.
- Make a concerted effort to keep my sarcasm to a minimum. (I will need a lot of help with this one!)
- Read the books I actually own before buying new ones. (Ditto)
- Follow the greatest commandment better than I did last year.
- Meditate more often about positive things.
- Take more of an interest in other people.
- Cook more meals.
- Get rid of unnecessary clutter.
- Spend less time gossiping, criticizing, and complaining, and more time complimenting, encouraging, and expressing gratitude.
- Socialize more. (Hey, if I get bored I can just pull out a book so I can finish my challenge ;))
Notice, I didn’t put anything regarding fitness. I’ve been committed to maintaining a healthy weight through exercise since I was in junior high. I don’t imagine that will change any time soon.
Happy 2013 Everyone!