Ok so I don't ever make New Year's Resolutions. I just can't seem to stick to anything, ever. Last year I was super ambitious and opted to commit to flossing daily. That lasted literally two days and the flossers are still in my car today. Best of intentions. This year, I happen to read on Pinterest about a plan to commit to one thing every month. Ok maybe, just maybe, I can do that. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks now and here's what I came up with...
January - "Just Stop January" The holidays were overwhelming for my wallet and my waistline. I'm looking at January like a fast. Only my version...80-90% fasting. I am committing to stop spending money this month; to use what I have. Today is 1/3 and I have bought 4 books (two were gifts, justifiable as they are delayed Christmas gifts, right?) and one lunch out. Ummmm...not looking so good. But I am committed to pushing though and keep working at it. I am also committing to healthier, cleaner eating in January. Thus one of the books I bought is called "It Starts with Food". Eating packed lunch in the office vs. getting fast food or carry out. Better food choices in general. Today I had Mel's Hot Dog's for lunch (hey it was a stressful day!). Ummmm....not looking so good.
What I am figuring out is: 1. I have a hard time committing to anything 2. I have a real struggle with what I am "entitled" to because "I work so hard". I can justify any purchase or junk food fest and finally 3. I have a hard time committing to anything. Notice a theme?
I got to thinking about the other months. What are some other ill's plaguing my heart? An interesting list grew:
- No Face Book
- No gossiping
- Quit swearing (for 30 days! *#$&#*@)!)
- Take care of my feet (I know it sounds weird but my feet are a hot mess..they need some love)
That's as far as I got. I should really be able to commit to something, anything for 30 days. This is my prayer, for God to help me stick January out. Help me think through this month of gluttonous detox and make some better choices. Watch my pennies and my waistline. Both of which could use a little tending to. Then I'll see what is on my heart come February.
Here's to giving resolutions a whirl...if you have made you're own resolutions; I'll be praying for you. Maybe you can ride along with me and try out 30 day resolutions. Let me know! Obviously, God is talking to my heart and resting these issues there for me to concentrate on. Maybe the commitment is really to open my ears to what He's trying to tell me.