This year, I am heeding the advice of experts and not really resolving to do anything. Actually, I almost always do that. Why? Because I am a procrastinator and an over-planner, two qualities that go together beautifully if you’re really into anxiety and personal flogging. Making New Year’s resolutions is a sure-fire way for me to cause myself great disappointment. Plus, if the resolutions are really specific, then I will keep thinking I have ALL YEAR to accomplish them and then suddenly, I’m 92 and still hoping to clean out the basement.
So, my non-resolution for this year is just to try to get focused. To create a habit of not letting the procrastination and over-planning keep me from actually doing things or doing them well. Ever since my kids were born, I find it incredibly hard to accomplish anything beyond what is directly in front of me. I am able to set goals, of course. I’m even, sometimes, able to take steps toward achieving them. However, I often feel like I do a pretty half-a$% job of it all because I never seem to have the time to really THINK about how best to make those goals a reality. I’m sure there are a few other parents, especially those with young children, who know exactly what I’m talking about.
So focus it is. I won’t plan to run a marathon or put a million dollars in a savings account. I won’t plan to lose to 20 pounds or go to 20 new restaurants. I’ll just plan to hone in on what is important to me and make those things priorities.
That said, I’m planning to bring significant focus to this blog in the coming weeks. Hopefully, you’ll be meeting some interesting people here and sharing some actually useful information. There will still be room for the occasional rant but that’s not all this blog will be and it’s not all it should be.
Stay tuned while I try to stay focused!