New Day ResolutionPosted Wed, Dec 19, 2007 in:
I’ve decided that the New Year’s Resolution is just another way to procrastinate, which is why I’ve invented the New Day Resolution.
What’s a New Day Resolution? Is there something you want to improve about yourself? Well, if it’s too late to do anything about today, wake up tomorrow morning and look forward with determination to make that improvement. Don’t worry about yesterday or the day before that, because each day is a new day.
It’s something like that. For me, today, it’s as simple as making this blog post. Hopefully for someone else these same words that I’m writing now are inspiration enough to do something as simple and personally meaningful as well.
Why wait until the end of the year to make plans to improve yourself? It’s a good excuse to put something off until the end of the year, that’s why! “Oh, I’ll stop smoking at the end of the year” or “I’ll lose weight starting January 1st”
Do it now. Not everything, of course, that would be too stressful, but don’t put things off so long. Make a list, start checking things off, keep track of your progress. Be sure to keep any promises you make to yourself!
As you get better at keeping all these little promises to yourself, you’ll be able to handle more of them at once without feeling bogged down. Basically, you’ll be accelerating toward your goals, which makes the progress feel much more impressive.
I have another post already partially written about progress and a nice driving metaphor to go along with it, but I’m going to save that for later because I’m feeling pretty sick and I need to go take a nap. (Taking better care of myself: another new day resolution!)
I’m posting though, because my new day resolution for the day is to post in my blog at least 4 times a week, preferably at least every other day. I posted two days ago, so now I’m posting today.