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New goal for January (not a resolution)

Saturday, January 03, 2015

I'm not making resolutions anymore, I didn't last year, and I'm not this year. I really can't remember the last time I made a "resolution", since what I do now is continually make new goals. I find it's easier to start a new habit one at a time, and I can even go back and re-start a habit I had going, but then dropped off.

Some of the habits that are now ingrained are typical ones, flossing and brushing daily, drinking my water and herbal tea, working out regularly, yoga, meditation, cooking on the weekends, reading. Some of these I track, some are just habits I do.

So for January, I decided to put an old challenge that I had dropped a while back, back on the table. My new/old challenge is knitting! I was knitting quite a bit about a year or so ago, and put it away, and never picked it back up. So the bag of yarn and knitting needles has just been sitting under my end table for quite some time, gathering dust. Well last night I finally dusted that off, and got back to it! I was actually amazed I remembered how to do it. And the scarf project I had started was so close to finishing, that I completed it last night! emoticon And now I get to look through all those books and patterns and the bag of yarns and decide what project to start next! emoticon I am still a rank beginner in knitting, and the only projects I've been able to complete so far have been scarves, and this may be all I ever do, but I do enjoy the activity, it's nice to have my hands busy while we watch TV at night, and I get a nice scarf at the end of it!

So is anyone else setting new goals this month? And what goals have you accomplished so far? What new habits have you formed? I think it's good to reflect back and acknowledge the positive changes, it's easy to forget that those habits weren't always there, and that it takes time to create a good habit, just as it takes time to stop a bad one. So take credit for both, and celebrate those victories!
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