Monday, January 2, 2012

Be It Resolved...

I've actually done pretty well with last year's (unstated) resolution.  I didn't say it out loud because then it would become a "have to," and I don't do well with "have to's," even when it's me giving the orders.  Let's just say I suggested to myself that life might be, if not easier, at least neater if I were to put a thing away instead of just putting it down wherever I happened to be.  For the most part, I've been successful.  I have noticed that I don't go into full-fledged panic about clutter if someone shows up at the door.

I wake up each morning with an ambitious list of things I will do that day.  It usually turns out that the list was overly ambitious to the point of being overwhelming, stunning me into inactivity like a pole-axed ox.  After giving this situation considerable thought, I'm suggesting to myself this year that I look at the list and pick two attainable goals for the day.  It actually worked yesterday.  I felt a good sense of accomplishment last night, instead of kicking myself for not doing anything I'd planned, as I usually do.  Since my suggestion is not a hard-and-fast rule, I've nothing to rebel against, no reason to set my heels and balk.  I think it might work.  (Dusting is not on the list for today.)

It snowed on New Year's Day last year.  Yesterday was so warm I went to the barn in shirt sleeves and still popped a sweat.  I didn't light the wood stove day or night.  The front door stayed open all afternoon.  I crossed two things off my To-Do list.

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I'm very impressed, and congratulations on crossing two things off your list. I, too, seem to over-schedule, balk, and then flounder. I'll take a page out of your book and see how I do. Thanks!