It is almost the new year. Do you do resolutions for the new year? I think that it is a great idea to constantly be striving for improvement in your life, so I’m not one to discourage that, but I have a thought. Maybe it is time that we consider making a change for this week. Or make a change for this month. To set ourselves up for change throughout an entire year seems daunting, but if you take things in bite size chunks and work on them little by little. . . it seems so much more do-able, am I right? For example, big picture for me is that I need to work on my self-discipline. That means SO much. When I think of it big picture, I feel like I’m setting myself up to fail. However, if I, instead, take one area (in self-discipline) that is sorry lacking, and focus on changing for the better in this way – that seems obtainable and far less daunting. So, the one habit that I would REALLY like to change – and will make my habit of focus for January – is that of running late to everything. It is embarrassing I know I’m wrong and I’ve attempted (half-heartily, I admit) to make a change in this category, but it never seems to stick. Recently, I came across an eBook that I hope will help me to get a handle on this habit. It is called “28 Days to Timeliness” by Davonne Parks. Click here to view more details about this eBook. I intend to have my January habit be to improve in timeliness and then I’ll set out a new goal for further strides in the arena of self-discipline for the month of February. And so on. What do you think of that strategy? I would love to hear your thoughts on this in the comment section below.
Of course, you and I both know that my habit of running late — it is ultimately is a matter of self-disclipline. This is the big picture area that I would like to see marked improvement on in my own life during 2013. Honestly, I feel that I NEED to get a handle on self-discipline so that I am able to teach it to my children more effectively than it has been taught thus far. I see a number of areas in their lives that could really be improved simply by them demonstrating more self-discipline – and that brings on the mommy guilt. Can you relate to that at all? Please tell me that I am not alone in seeing my inadequacies mirrored back at me through the lives of my children. Crystal Paine has a new eBook entitled 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life, which I have referred you to before. I will be re-reading this book myself and really concentrating on implementation – perhaps a few times throughout this year to try to really cement it in! :-)
What about you? What are you concentrating on during this upcoming year? I would love to know.