If you haven't noticed, I'm a pretty fickle person. My moods, commitments, and ideas are just as random (probably more so) than my ice cream flavors. Another thing about me that you might not know is that I really like liking myself. I do. I like having a high self esteem and try my best to feel good about myself all the time. This creates a problem, though, because my high self esteem doesn't like feeling like a failure everytime I need to change (ok, it's more like give up) a new goal. So I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a New Year's resoltion idea that will help me improve myself and get things done but without the inevitable feeling-like-a-total-looser when I need to change things up again.
Whenever someone asks me how they can improve their choice making skills I always say, "It's all about your priorities. Get your prioroties figured out and then make the decision that best fits your top priority." In trying to apply that thinking to my life I found it to have one big flaw. Sometimes your top priority needs other lesser priororities to be met in order to survive. Have I confused you yet? Here is an example: My first priority is my family. This suggests that every choice I make should be for my family. I've done this before and I almost lost myself, which in turn started to hurt my ability to care for my family. I need to occasionally put myself as a top priority in order to keep myself healthy and sane enough to take care of others.
(I have a really hard time typing priority correctly for some reason. Try typing it 3 times fast.)
This is what I've come up with, then, and I thought I'd do this Mr. Linky style in case any of you want to join me in my random, flip-flopping ways: I figure that I've always been able to succeed at any new goal for at least a week. If I want to focus on painting then well dressed and educated kids can surely wait for one week. Or if I wanted to have a clean house for one whole week I think I could push through and make it happen before my sanity (or body) totally gave out on me. One week can be seven days or just Monday through Friday (I like my weekends to be free of responsibility).
So may I present to you the only goal I've made for this New Year, to keep up with this one new idea: FOR JUST ONE WEEK.
To start it off I resolve, FOR JUST ONE WEEK, to have dinner on my table every night before 7:30pm and to not have any laundry sitting on my couch. I have high hopes that these two actions will lead to wonderful things and will let you know how it all turns out next Saturday (I'm hoping to make this a regular Saturday post).
What will you do? Write a post about your weekly goals and share them here. Please make sure to link to your individual post and not just your regular blog url. Thanks!
For Just One Week
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