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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Resolutions, goals, whatever

It is the beginning of the new year and I do like to set goals/make resolutions at the beginning of the year.  I like to start fresh.  And even if I don't make it I get closer than if I never started.  This year I picked 2 things that I know I need to work on.  Yes, only 2 because I'm hoping that these 2 things will make it easier to change/control other aspects of myself.
#1.  I love the night.  I love the darkness, the quiet, the kids sleeping, being alone, vegging, blogging, surfing etc.  This would be fine if I didn't have a family and need to be chipper in the morning.  (Which, let's face it, I'm not and may never be.)  However, I need a bedtime.  So this year, I am giving myself a bedtime of 10:30 p.m. (it's coming up fast right now....)  I resolve to go to bed at 10:30 p.m.  That being said, I will make allowances for special occasions, ie date nights and GNO (because what self respecting GNO ends before midnight?).  Other than those, 10:30 and I'm in bed.  So far, so good.
#2.  I happened to see this FB post from Hilary Weeks on January 1 and I'm doing it.  I'm taking the challenge to read the entire Standard Works (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon*, Doctrine and Covenants* and Pearl of Great Price*) in 2012.  That's only 7 pages of scripture a day!  Now I figure if I average that then on days when I have more time or ability, I can read more than 7 so that on those days I can't quite make 7 I'll be okay.  So far, I'm almost through the first book in the P of GP.  I forgot how much I enjoy it!  This is good for me.  I do better reading the scriptures when I have a goal I'm trying to reach.  Otherwise I lose track of reading and let it lapse.
There you have it.  My 2 goals for 2012.  By working on these 2 things I'm hoping to be more energetic and happy in other aspects of my life.  Feel free to join me in either or both of these challenges if you want...

*LDS specific scriptures

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Holy Cow. All standard works. That's ambitions lady....seriously.

I, too, need a bedtime. Badly. I'm just not sure I can set one.