The dreaded New Year's resolutions are here! Have you set goals for 2018? Promised yourself to do better, be more successful, lose weight, and be nicer? This week the #UpbeatAuthors are tasked with setting a resolution we've never made before.
I tend not to set resolutions at the start of a new year because I overdo, as in I set insurmountable goals (a lot of them) and then get annoyed with myself when I don't accomplish them all within the first quarter. Years back I decided instead to have an on-going dream list. Every time one of my dreams starts to take shape, I move it into a new column. Those dreams become my goals and I tackle them as I can. It's not a hard-and-fast science but it works for me. I'd rather be ticking items off the list than worrying over one major resolution.
If I were to make a resolution this year, it would be to stop procrastinating. By the way, I'm laughing right now because I'm a master procrastinator, which is not something to be proud of, yet year after year for as long as I can remember, I've procrastinated. I've turned it into a competition with myself to see how much I can get done at the last minute. It's sad. I'm much better now than I was in high school and college, but even if I get ahead of tasks by weeks or months, there will always be one thing I leave off to the last minute. Worse, I do it on purpose. Will I change this year? I don't know, but it's on the dream list!
Do you set New Year's resolutions? What's one you've never made before?
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