How’s your New Year’s Resolution holding up? I’ve been checking out my list just to see how far along I am in accomplishing what I set out to do for the year. So I stare at my list that is as pretty and crispy as the day I wrote it, which is bad. Half the year is over and I haven’t crossed off a single thing. This is the same issue I had last year and I wonder, Are my goals too lofty? Did I expect too much for 12 months? Why can’t I get serious? But what I’ve learned is that my goals are lofty. They are, however, are doable. Here’s how I’m handling one of them:
2. Donate $500 to charity
Now looking at this has given me much angst because I’m approaching it as if I have to give the lump sum to one organization. Then I stress over which I’d give to and then the saving. This week, I re-read about having a system vs. goals. If I’ve applied this to my workouts and blog, why wouldn’t I do this with my resolutions?
So I’m going to spread the $500 out into various charities each pay period. If I donate 10% of my check to an organization (or a struggling small business), then I’ll reach this goal by next month! I plan to do this with the other 13 as well! Just thought I’d share this with anyone struggling, like I was. Maybe this is a good time (if you’ve fallen off the new year’s resolution bandwagon) to create a mid-year resolution list and get back to it!
Enjoy your holiday!