Well. Here we are. Time to make New Year’s Resolutions!
About half of us do that, did you know? A good many of the ones who make resolutions actually manage to stick with it through January, but fewer than half last more than six months.
I got to thinking about that, and wondering why. Maybe it’s because what we need is more habits, good habits. I’ve read it takes just twenty-one days to form a habit, and once you do, well, it’s a HABIT.
So if my goal is to become more organized, and it is, then I need a habit, or habits, that will foster organization, right? So now, I’m wondering what those habits would be, and I can think of several:
- Put things away after using them
- Check they calendar every day
- Uh…have a calendar, or more specifically, a datebook
- Make a schedule for creating art, running errands, keeping house, writing, etc.
- Organize the spaces used for “life activities”—shop, sewing room, office, kitchen, etc.
I think making those things my new habits will be my New Year’s Resolution.
Okay, now you. You with the hot cuppa, sitting there, reading this. What will your new habits for 2010 be?
One last thing: I wanted to put an image in here of, you know, a hand writing a list on some cool old weathered paper, using a spiffy quill or something, but while I was looking for that I found the list above, and it's on a site where you can download all kinds of lists to help you get organized, for free! Here's a page full of calendar helpers, but poke around on the website--lots of great stuff!