Hank said old habits are hard to break. He wasn’t wrong. But hard isn’t impossible.
I usually wake up hungover on January 1 thinking more about a sausage biscuit than a New Year’s resolution. Maybe 27 is my year of responsible adulthood, maybe I’m just tired of spending the first day of a new year in bed with crumbs and Gatorade. Either way, I woke up on January 1, 2017 feeling excited and motivated.
You have to crawl before you walk, so I want to set goals that are reachable. I don’t want to make insane promises to myself I know I can’t keep. So, here are my goals for 2017:
- call my grandparents at least once a week
- spend more time helping others
- read at least one book per month
- workout at least three times per week
- play with Alley outside more
- listen to Bible study every morning, before doing anything else on my phone
- blog at least once per week
- do a regular digital detox
- answer calls and texts in a more timely manner
- make sure my friends and family know how much I love and appreciate them
- don’t make promises I can’t keep
- say “no” instead of saying “yes” and then disappointing people when I don’t follow through
- by the end of the year, have a full-time business
- go on dates and stop making excuses not to
Okay, that’s all I got for now.
P.S. – If you haven’t heard Old Habits by Hank, Jr., go listen to it here right now. Right. Now.