Friday, December 30, 2011

Resolving The New Year

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know, I know

EVERYONE is doing new year resolution posts. I have decided that if I post mine, then I will have another reason to be motivated to keep them.

I've decided to be a bit more realistic in my goal setting.  No lofty goals for me this year.  And my goals are a bit selfish -- focused on me.  Perhaps another time I will post about my more selfLESS goals for the new year.

1. Take more naps. I don't ever get enough sleep at night. This happens for a variety of reasons and I am working on getting to bed earlier in the evening. But when I don't -- I am going to rely on the ol' nap to get me through the rough patches of my day.

2. Read more.  I am an avid reader. Love it. But I don't read as much as I should when it comes to my Bible or helpful, non-fiction kinds of books. This year that is going to change.

3. Keep up with laundry.

4. Dust and vacuum more.

5. Move more.  That does not mean relocate our household -- heaven forbid!  I mean, I am adamant about moving my body more.  As a writer, I tend to sit at the computer a lot.  A LOT.  I am going to set my timer and  make sure that after a specified time (ah hour?  two hours?)  I am going to get away from the computer screen and take a walk, do some bicep curls, something.

Well, three out of five isn't bad, right?  Let's face it, #3 and #4 just aren't going to happen.  Very few things could motivate me to do those chores more often than they get done now.  Not even chocolate.  Or fries and a Coke.  

Well, maybe fries and a Coke . . .

What would motivate YOU to do more laundry?

Counting it all joy,


  1. The only thing that motivates me to do laundry is I can't stand the smell. So I look at it that I am battling the forces of stench and laugh with glee as I slam the washer lid shut.

  2. For me the glee stops when I have to fold it and put it away!

  3. #2...I'm the opposite. I read all practical stuff and no fiction. I need to make time to read for fun!


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