I’m not one who’s always been into resolutions. But this year I’m making 12.
12 is a ridiculous number for a New Year’s resolution. Who knows? I might be a little ridiculous for even thinking these up.
Like I said, I’m not one for making a new resolution every year. I’ve only done it twice before. Once in high school, to read the Bible through in a year (which turned into reading it all before moving into college). The second time was in college, to not eat hamburgers or fries for a year. With the exception of Arby’s curly fries and a special chili cheese burger in L.A., I did pretty good on that one!
So this year I got this crazy idea to do 12.
The idea is to do a different resolution each month. This partly started because I had already decided I wanted to try being a pescetarian (vegetarian, but fish is allowed) in January but didn’t yet want to commit to a whole year of such a drastic change. I figured if I feel better after trying it out a month, it wouldn’t be too hard to keep going. So then I decided I might as well pick something out for each month.
So my overall New Year’s Resolution is to learn and practice health! I wanted this to include physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Here’s the month-by-month breakdown:
January – Pescetarianism
February – Intentionally focus on prioritizing meaningful time with my husband
March – Fasting
April – More frequent exercise
May – Increasing meaningful prayer times
June – Meditation and yoga
July – Intensive Bible study
August – No pop/soda/coke (whatever your dialect)
September – Daily Luminosity workouts and reading
October – Journaling
November – More friend dates
December – No sweets
The hope is that I learn a more disciplined, healthy lifestyle. If it takes 21 days to make a habit, maybe a month of focusing on one will carry over into the next month? Or maybe a month of focusing on one thing will simply show me it’s not for me, or there’s a better way for me personally to pursue that aspect of health.
So I’m layin’ it all out there. This works for accountability and helps me to blog more. My attempt will be to write at least once a month with an update on how it’s going – what I’m learning, liking, and hating.
So do you think I’m overreaching here? What are your resolution tips, tricks, and ideas for this year?
Happy New Year!