Like a lot things in life (such as Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", snow, The Last Airbender movie, etc) I find that resolutions are good in theory, but not so much in execution. I like the idea of a New Year's resolution, but rarely do the pan out for even the best planners. (Side note: just looked at the clock and it's 11:11 and the date is 1/1/11, AWESOME) I am not one of those people that follows through with goals that aren't ESSENTIAL to my daily living, and let's face it, sometimes even the ones that are essential I don't follow through with.
I was reading someone's blog or something recently and they said something about how you shouldn't have to wait for New Years to change something about yourself. This coincides with one of my new mantra's "You decide every moment of everyday who you are and what you believe in. You get a second chance, every second."
This year I decided to follow that lead and make New MONTH resolutions instead of New YEAR resolutions. Each month will have a general theme and then within that theme will be two or three attainable goals specific enough to challenge me, but not so specific that it's unattainable.
January's goal will be working on physical appearance. As opposed to setting a goal about a specific amount of weight I want to lose, my goal is to "move more, eat less". So for now the baseline is to exercise 3 times a week at least a half an hour each time. I also am making a goal to be a little more proactive about my actual appearance: Wearing a little more makeup than mascara, doing my hair, starting a good skin care regimen, being better about my dental hygiene, keeping my nails nice, stuff like that. You know, the girly crap I don't usually do. Now I don't want anyone to think I'm going to be going around obsessing about my appearance. Just taking a little more pride in myself every day, not just the special days.
So that's my plan, we'll revisit these on February 1st and I'm counting on you dear readers, to call me on the carpet for my goals.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."