Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monthly Resolutions

Kim over at The Kim Challenge has a tradition of making monthly resolutions. I like this idea (although its the middle of the month and I have vakay coming up, so we'll skip May) and I think that I'll adopt it starting in June. I think that its helpful to think in terms of this month I'll accomplish this (very specific) thing, like one of her's is to do yoga twice a week and another is to read the trade papers and audition for parts (she's an actor as well as a writer). Often times the way we write New Years Resolutions is vague and meta, like "I will lose weight" or "I will find a better work/life balance this year." Monthly resolutions give you the opportunity to set specific goals for the month, like "I will exercise four times per week" yet they are also broad enough so that you arent locked into "On Monday I will take a spin class, Tuesday yoga, etc" because what if you want to do yoga Monday or spin Thursday? The general rubric of "exercise four times" gives you the freedom to determine how that exercise will suss out according to the mood and circumstances you find yourself in.

So, dear readers, anyone else up for monthly resolutions?

1 comment:

  1. I am "perfect" so I don't do resolutions.

    But I do set 3-5 weekly goals and I try to accomplish at least 50% of those goals.