So how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?
I don’t really make resolutions; I make plans and goals. Maybe there isn’t much real difference but to me there is. A plan and a goal sets a direction. A resolution is just a wish.
One of my favorite blogs is Raptitude by David Cain. He has tried a number of experiments which he discusses here. These are often in the form of mini resolutions.
But this year he suggests not starting any new project or buying new toys or books, but using what you’ve got. I don’t know about you, but I’m a real sucker for the next new book, the new tool, what have you. But if you’re anything like me, you know deep in your soul that you have “enough.” Really!
This past summer I cleaned out our big chest freezer before we started storing all of the summer’s produce. It is now full to the brim…again. I have had many talks with my husband about using what we have before we buy more stuff, even if it’s on sale! We’re only two people. We can’t possibly use all the produce and store specials that we have already.
So check out David’s blog Raptitude. I shared this post on my Facebook but apparently so did a lot of other people. David was astounded that that he got 19K hits on this post alone. Must have hit a nerve with a whole bunch of folks.