Well, I started writing up my goals and it got sappy so I canceled that. Yes. Canceled. Shut it down.
Because seriously, new day, same problem: Once I start thinking about what I want to do differently, the list gets so crazy that I seriously just ignore it so I don’t feel so lame. Is anyone else out there like this? It’s like getting organized for the first day of school — everything is insanely complicated and perfect but it’s just not realistic and I don’t follow through. Then, the week before finals I realize my binders are too messy and so I take an entire day to straighten them out instead of, oh, I don’t know, STUDYING.
Knowing this is a real problem for me, I’m trying to approach my goal setting for the year differently. For example, I’m not going to make a list of all the things I’d like to do, prioritize that list, and then move from the top down toward the end. [Although, if you are less insane than I am, that is a very smart way to plan and/or implement something with multiple steps. It is my typical approach.] Instead, I’m going to pick one random thing out of the sky and do just that for the entire week. I’ll see how it goes, decide if it’s something I really want to commit to or not, and then move on. Maybe it will stay, maybe it will go, but I can do anything for a week.
*Note that this mantra is usually “I can do anything for three months,” inspired by my semester-long stay in a bunk bed (shudder) in a hotel room (double-shudder) with my bestie (yay!) while writing my second thesis (shudder) and applying to law school (goodness gracious).*
So, drum roll please. . .
So, I will wake up feeling better, I will remedy my itchy itchy winter skin, and I will be soft and smooth like
a baby’s butt silk. [Can we please replace the usage of baby’s butt? That is so weird. Who wants to be a baby’s butt?] This will also require me to take a few minutes each night to think only of myself, and to take action and do something for myself, which is a step in the right direction toward all of my crazy insane personal goal lists.
If you are doing something to change your life this week, leave a comment and let me know what it is! As my friend MJ always reminds me, everything is better with the support and/or cute friendly nagging of a friend.