Sunday, January 24, 2016
Resolutions, Goals, Etc.
When I was younger and not so young I created resolutions every year and every year I worked those resolutions for about a month and gave up.
I went a few years without even thinking about resolutions because my husband was in treatment for cancer and things were so uncertain. Those years were followed by grief and numbness, not really caring about anything.
I am slowly coming out of the fog and so I gave myself a kick in the rear and decided to not set resolutions, but goals.
I remember from my days of being employed that in order to be successful at reaching your goals you must break that big goal down to smaller activities and spread them out. In other words, make to do list.
So I spent one day just breaking down the steps, figuring time needed, etc. Then I started working the plan the following week.
All went well for a few days and then I started getting behind just a little. I caught up on Saturday, I had planned Saturday as a catch up day, and all was well. The following week I had scheduled lunch with a friend and a visit to another friend so Sunday I started working ahead. Everything was going smoothly, I was still ahead of schedule, when boom! the Humane Society called and said Tebow's ashes were ready to be picked up. Back came the depression and fog. Out came the ice cream.....
Here I sit with nothing accomplished on my list since the first week I started working towards my goals. I am feeling hopeless and discouraged. Will I be able to get back to my goals? Revise those goals? Or just toss them out all together?
I did learn something these last few weeks though, Goals is just another word for Resolutions and I am as good at keeping goals as I am at keeping resolutions.
I am going for a walk and forgetting the whole thing. Maybe the sunshine and cold wind will blow away the fog.
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