I wanted to let the dust settle a bit on 2015 before writing about resolutions. For me, this year is about doing smaller things in a bigger way.
About getting out of ruts and into a groove.
I’ll be chronicling the journey here as it unfolds. In that spirit, I’ve pared down my laundry list of yearly overhauls to focus on the meaning in more minor tweaks: one resolution per month with a treat thrown in to reinforce the effort.
Take January for example: spend 15 minutes each day tidying up. Sounds fairly simple, no? And it is, except for the parameters: Set a timer. Don’t skip days. Don’t go over 15 minutes, no matter how inspired you are to tackle that looming mess in the hall closet. No deep clean scrubs, just decluttering and picking up the detritus that inevitably accumulates in the corners of our lives and closets.
In fact, I’ve picked up a book to see me through this January habit creation: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
A modest title indeed.
Next week, I’ll share a deeper dive into January’s resolution. For now, I’ll be keeping notes on my progress…for which I couldn’t resist picking up the swoon-worthy Julia Kostreva journal above. I guess some habits never change.