A year is too long…

Each of the past ten years, give or take, I have sat thinking about what to resolve that has been a weakness of mine in the year before. I mentally make a list if my faults, and think about which to attack. As the last day of December approaches, however, I never choose from the list and I skip the tradition of resolutions all together.

2009

You think this is the last year we have to endure glasses with numbers on them?

I noticed one thing present in most resolutions…procrastination. It’s quite easy to skip a healthy jog when you can sit and flip through a magazine. Saving money is tough when you rack up dumb bills for the video rentals you return late every time. Hitting the snooze button does not afford you the time to wait for a pot of coffee to brew, therefore you spend the three dollars paying someone else to make it….and so on.

Well, I thought about it and wondered what life would be like with no procrastinations. Not waiting to do the dishes until food had caked on, doing homework on time every time. I thought this would be a great resolution. And it would, if I were near perfect. I don’t think anyone can not procrastinate at certain points. Life…stuff…gets in the way.

calvin-new-years-resolution

So, I decided to give it a week. A new week’s resolution if you will. (I decided to procrastinate the beginning until tomorrow, cause a holiday is no time to start.) So, from January 2nd until the end of the 8th, I am going to be on top of everything. I might get a clean house and car from it. I should save money, even just a few bucks. I will most likely spend less time on the internet. And who knows, I might break a bad habit in the process or create a good one.

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6 Responses to A year is too long…

  1. Good luck!

    I can’t wait to see what a 2010 pair will look like. They’ll find some way around it. Then again, I’d like to see what they’ll do for 2011…

  2. Greg says:

    What a great post.

  3. Amy says:

    Ooh, sometimes I try to do this just for one day, and I still can’t! It all seems so easy and common sensey, but it’s hard when you’re just not wired that way. I hope you tell us how it turns out.

  4. kristiane says:

    Amy- It’s just a week. I don’t think I could do more 😉

  5. essaytch says:

    What if you had a new resolution for every week of 2009? That would be 52 little accomplishments over the course of an entire year! Think of the bragging rights you would have come 2010:

    “I fulfilled 52 New Year’s Resolutions last year…” (“ooohhhh!” “aaahhhh!”)

    Then again, it would be hard to surpass the next year. Hrrrmmm… :/

  6. Sarah says:

    You are not going to believe this, but my friend made a resolution to cook more, and that was inspired by a meal that I made. I’m not making that up! The irony is that I rarely cook.

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