Funny how one can think that they want a certain routine. Go through all the steps to make sure that routine works out and then you follow through. At least for a few weeks and then something happens, you fall off track, and it’s hard to get started again. This happens a lot, for most somewhere around that third week in January. Your resolutions seem old by now and they usually aren’t any fun. I mean for a lot of people exercising, eating healthy, going back to school, even cleaning out closets… just really isn’t a great time. Things that we know we should do, but don’t. So we make the same resolution again the following year, vowing this time it will happen!! 😉
So what can we do? Well, this year instead of making a “resolution”, I just made a list. Things that I would “like” to do. Things that are a possibility, but by no means put a “have to” on them, and so far things are going pretty good. I have many closets cleaned out, I have been exercising a bit, even working on feeding my family healthier meals. But perhaps my most favorite thing that has become routine, is something that was not on my list: Going to the Library. Now, I am not saying that I don’t read. Oh I do. I love my Kindle. One might say that we are close companions. But one day out of no where really it occurred to me that by not going to the library I was spending a lot of money on books that I could perhaps borrow for free. And perhaps in that time I could bring my youngest to get her first library card. It was a Thursday. We went. She got her library card. She smiled. So I decided we would go again the next Thursday, and the next, and the next, and the…well you get the idea. 🙂 So now we have created a routine. Something that we enjoy doing together and brings joy to us both. I hope it continues.
So next time you are wondering about your resolutions and what you haven’t kept up with, look around you. It’s possible that you have created a new healthy routine without much thought, and if you haven’t maybe you will. One never knows what is around the corner!
Have a great day everyone!