We are fast approaching the end of the first quarter of the year, and my new year’s resolutions have (still) been on my mind constantly (an overall good sign).
However, several of them have largely been on my mind constantly because I feel guilty that they’re not exactly happening as I’d like them to be…*cough cough*
Perhaps it should come as no surprise to me (considering how much I’ve debated between the habits vs. goals thing over the years) that the “Habits” portion of my resolutions is overall going the best.
A little refresher of my Habits resolutions:
*Blog at least 12 times per month.
*Eat dinner at the table 6x/week, with the t.v. off
*Attend the temple once a month.
*Read the Ensign cover to cover every month.
*Read 40 pages on most days (10 pages from four different books)
4. The reading 40 pages a day goal is really hit and miss—if I have a pretty low-key day where I have nothing else going on outside of the usual, I often will do *okay* at it. (There have been few days in the past month, however, that I have stuck with the habit exactly as written—I’ve often just picked one or two books to read per day and have just read a chapter or two in each.) The times that I’ve actually stuck with the resolution exactly as written though have been awesome, especially if I’ve done so consistently—it’s been motivating to see myself make regular progress in so many books, and it’s been fun to calculate how many books I’ll read this year if I keep up my current progress. (If you want to see what I’ve read so far, check out my list here.)
If you happened to read my original New Year’s Resolutions post, you might remember that I divided my resolutions into three categories this year — Habits, Challenges, and Pleasures. A quick run-down about how the other two categories are going (Challenges and Pleasures):
The “Challenges” for the year: