Happy 2018 – Day 362 – New Years Resolutions…more or less

I’ve talked goals and resolutions before, and regular readers will know I’m not really a fan.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about growth and progress, so you’d think goals would be my thing. But experience (and repeated failure) have taught me that setting some far-off point in the distance and telling myself to march on with willpower and determination, only leads to self-loathing and disappointment.

What I do like are ‘goal systems,’ in which you set up a way to feel an instant win each day.

Plus, I think it helps to simplify things.

This year, I’m thinking about what I want more and less of, before working out a way to achieve this goal daily or at least weekly.

I know, for example, that I want more quality time with Mr.G and less time spent watching TV. So I’m implementing a rule whereby TV is banned on Wednesday night – ‘Date night’ – as well as agreeing on 2 nights per week when we can make dinner together, despite conflicting schedules.

See? It doesn’t have to be a whole thing.

Just decide what you’d like more or less of in 2019, and find a way to make it happen as often as possible.

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