Thursday, January 01, 2009

{Resolution Time}

Top of the year to ya.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve.
Have you made your resolutions for 2009?

I've made a lot of good ones over the years -- in theory,
anyway. The problem is, I lose focus or motivation and
end up not accomplishing anything. I think I've landed
on a great resolution system though.

My 2009 resolution: To make three goals for each month.

I really think I can make this work. Here's the plan.
~ I've written a note at the end of each month on my cal-
endar as a reminder to make goals for the coming month.
~ I'll use my blog. On the first day of every month, I'll
write a brief recap of how I did on the previous months
goals, and I'll state my three new goals for that month.
~ Goals can carry over from month to month, or not, as
long as each month has three firm goals that I actually
think are within reach.

January Resolutions:
1) Do not eat any meat of any kind.
This shouldn't be too hard as I'm not that far off from it now.
When I do eat meat (usually pork, turkey & chicken) I don't
really enjoy it that much. It doesn't agree with my taste buds
or belly. There's also the environmental and ethics factors
that really are huge issues to me. It's time I give this a try.
2) Use less paper towel.
I try to recycle, reduce and reuse; but, I am a paper towel
whore. I go through the stuff like crazy -- wiping the counters,
drying my hands, cleaning. Time to form a new, less wasteful
3) Take three 4-mile walks per week.
I need to start training for the 3 Day. Walking is great for me
in a million ways. It's good think time, good for the dogs, good
for my body. I haven't been doing it, even though I know how
much I have loved it in the past. No time like the present!

I'd love to hear what you're working on as the new year
kicks off. Cheers to you and 2009!


Olivia said...

This is great! I've written down goals for the year, but I like your monthly approach better! I can't to read all about your accomplishments! Happy 2009!

Miss M! said...

I think setting monthly goals is a very wise idea. I'm also hopelessly addicted to paper towels, mostly in part to being a total germaphobe. You'll have to let us know how you deal with that.

e said...

good idea to write your goals down. i need to back off the paper towels too - i use them for everything.

happy new year!

Kristi said...

Great goals and the three a month seems much more attainable :)
Good luck!