Friday, January 13, 2012
I realized last night that there are things that I promised myself I was going to do more often and that I haven't been doing. Some things I promised myself I'd do every day a few months ago and for awhile I was. But I've gotten out of the habit. Some things I promised myself I'd do in the new year and haven't made myself get into the habit of doing yet.
I was in the habit of reading my Bible at least a few times a week and saying prayers daily. I was in the habit of list 5 good things I did and 3 things I was thankful for each day. I'm not sure why I fell out of these habits, but they made me feel better when I did them.
I tried to get into the habit of practicing job skills at least 3 - 4 days a week. I didn't spend too much time every time I did that, but that never became the habit that I wanted it to become.
I wanted to reach out to and spend more time with family and friends. Again, I have done this on occasion, but it never became a habit.
I want to clean out, weed out and organize the condo. I've done bits and pieces of this, but I'm not even close to being done with this.
I want to read more, spend more time on things I enjoy, and just generally have a more positive attitude about life. Other than taking time to watch holiday specials before Christmas, I haven't even attempted to do these.
Today is the day that I'm going to start doing these things in earnest. I'm going to make a chart, hang it on my refrigerator, and check things off as I do them. It's still early in the year and I can still accomplish my New Year's Resolutions and goals. I believe that doing these things will help me become the better person that I really want to become.