As the days of 2011 count down toward 2012, I sit here wondering if I should make a resolution for a “new me.” In past years, I’ve said I would exercise more, eat less, be nicer, become more popular…the list goes on, but I don’t think a single one was remembered by January 31, let alone met!
So this year, why bother making another resolution that will just pass and be forgotten? I’d like to start something new, instead of one big, hard to meet resolution, I plan to use each Monday as a fresh start to a new week and make “mini-resolutions” each week or each month. They don’t have to be huge, but lots of things that are small can make something big, right?
My first one, to begin on Monday, January 2, is to purchase a planner/calendar and do better at keeping track of appointments. I’ve always relied on my memory for this and as my memory fades with the affect of brain fog from the pain, I’ve actually missed a few appointments and have remembered a few last minute only to run around trying to figure out to do everything at once.
This just leads to chaos, which causes stress. And stress, we all know causes increased pain and mental instability. Even though this is just the first step, finding a calendar/planner that I can keep my things, I have a feeling that keeping track of things, which seems so small, will actually make a fairly significant difference in my life.
I plan to blog about each of my mini-resolutions, so be sure to check back for more in the coming weeks and months!