Friday, July 31, 2015

August’s GREAT resolutions: Special edition

I thought seriously about abandoning the whole monthly resolutions concept for August. I let most of July’s plans slide and, for reasons I will explain in a moment, I really don’t see August being any more conducive to pursuing the quest for self-improvement.

But then I remembered that I get to make the resolutions, and I can make them as easy as I want. So:
  • Goal: Get to at least three yoga classes.
  • Rule: After we get back from Maui, follow the new eating plan to the letter.
  • Errand: Take measurements and “before” pictures that are good enough to potentially share. (But later.) 
  • Affirmation: I have time for what’s important.
  • Theme: Sunshine (reprising this one).
Basically I see August being broken into two stages: the Maui stage and the whatever’s-the-opposite-of-Maui stage. Because the moment we get home from our trip, I begin a mad rush to get Happy’s new 1,000-page book edited, laid out, proofed, indexed, and everything elsed. By August 31. Along with who knows what other work will materialize.

In other words, I’ll be chained to my desk but hoping that the combined influence of my goal, affirmation, and theme will be enough to get me out of the house at least a couple of times before the lovely Montana summer goes away.

1 comment:

  1. I get so much enjoyment reading your GREAT resolutions. I'd miss them.