Monday, November 22, 2010
Help Me Maintain Consistency...Please!!!! (Part 1)
My consistency, or lack there of, has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I struggle with consistency. I will exercise faithfully and then I fall short. I menu plan for a while, then it goes by the wayside. I have a wonderful home organization system set up. I follow it for months and my home functions like a well oiled machine, then I let it slip. I scrapbook for a while. I blog for a while. I read the Bible daily for a while. Then it slides. I pick these things up again......for a while.....and so on....and so on.
Why am I like this? I know my life changes and so different areas in my life take precedence, like my Emily, or my business. But why can't I maintain consistency? All these things: reading the Bible, menu planning, blogging, home organization, exercise, are important to me.
I used to make long lists of New Years Resolutions, things I really wanted to work on. Of course I fell short.
I tried a couple of years to choose a single word and focus on that word for the year. That did work better. One year I choose "Enough" as my word and another year I chose "Simple" as my word. Like I said, it worked better, but those were words my family did NOT choose so my efforts were somewhat limited.
A couple of years ago my resolution was a phrase, "Keep Ahead of the Game." I tried. I struggled. I worked on that. In hindsight, it did help me stay organized and on top of things, but in my mind I fell short at times.
Last year I chose one resolution, "Menu Plan". It would work for a while then I'd get away from it, then go back to it, then away from it and so on.
This year, I am choosing, as my resolution, as my 'word', "CONSISTENCY". Between now and Jan. 1st, I have time to keep it in my mind and think about why I have difficult maintaining consistency. I want to look for solutions to help make me more consistent.
I've been identifying some steps that I think will help me move towards being consistent and I'll share those steps with you in different posts between now and Jan. 1st. This way, whatever you choose as your New Year's resolution, hopefully you can consistently stick to it!
If you have any tips or ideas on how to maintain consistency, please leave me a comment. If I use them, I'll be sure to give you credit.
So here's to Consistency, which if I can achieve it, I think will be a very good thing.
Posted by Nancy at EmbroideryIt.com at 4:00 AM