It’s that time of year. The time when people have made good faith New Year’s resolutions but they’re having trouble keeping them. This is the witching hour week – two to three weeks into the new year – when people most often give up.
Dictionary.com defines perseverance as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” I saw a sign outside a school that defined it a bit differently, “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose” (Josh Shipp). It resonated with me! When I set a goal, I’m truly stubborn about keeping it. This is why I’m so careful about what I set for myself because if I’m not careful, I’ll meet it, no matter what the cost!
I have four resolutions and so far, so good on all of them:
- Drink more water. I’m doing so well with this one that I surprised myself! I definitely do better during the work day than I do at home, though. Still, I’ve met my 64 ounce a day goal nearly every day since Jan. 3. Funny though, I don’t feel any different. Hmmmm.
- Cross stitch at least 30 minutes, three times a week. I’ve met this goal but in a roundabout way. I end up cramming all 90 minutes into one or two sittings! But, I’m getting it in. I’m working on a Christmas stocking for my husband and I’m determined not to take years to finish it!
- Train with Lyzabeth Hourglass Challenge. I entered a fitness challenge. Yes, you read that correctly. I actually did this. I had my husband take my before pictures and everything. So, through the challenge I’ve recommitted to building muscle and making gains, as well as eating as healthy as possible. I’m still doing the same workout routines as I’ve been doing but in a different order and with a renewed commitment to lifting heavier.
- Bullet journaling. I’ve always had a journal where I’ve listed my to dos and projects, etc. but this year, I’m using a Catholic Daily Planner to refocus myself on my faith. I am tracking my work, children’s activities, fitness and faith all in the same place. I’m using some Bullet Journal techniques throughout, as well. So far, I’ve filled it in weekly since the New Year began.
- Bonus: Blog at least once per week. I’ve tried to stay true to this one since I started this blog but writing it down and owning it never hurts!
So, there you have it. My New Year’s resolutions. I feel like they are attainable and they are designed to be well-rounded with focus on my physical and spiritual health. Reviewing them now I see that I don’t have any resolutions that have anything to do with wine. Maybe that’s a good thing. I can just continue to enjoy that hobby without making it “work.” I guess I don’t need to commit to drinking wine. That happens all on its own!
Speaking of wine, we enjoyed a yummy one the other night that I wanted to share. Crosby Merlot. Fruity, but light and just a great overall flavor. Cheers!