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OK January, let's do this

I often wonder why why we like to measure our lives by year standards, but if you fail in January, you usually just don't make a change. If you succeed in January, you still have to put a lot of effort into February. Then change will happen.

I'm always about thinking about and making efforts to declutter, both with stuff and things on my mind ... it's a continuous thing, but it's always renewed around this time of year.

So what will make these coming months different? Writing goals down again. Blogging about them. Putting them on Facebook. Something that helps me be held accountable.

On several different years, I've made an effort to have three goals a month. One year it was perfect; other times it's pretty much been a disaster.

For 2019, my goal is to make one goal a month, both with running and at home. Perhaps other goals will be a part of those bigger goals, but trying for three isn't appealing anymore, nor is it sometimes realistic to do things that are satisfying enough to do three things.

I think sometimes these goals need to be BIG. Sometimes it can be as simple as crossing the finish line of a race. Or maybe there's a particular room in the house that needs cleaning/decluttering and it would only take a few hours of effort ... there don't have to be any "rules" with this other than what I want to do. 

I just want to get to the end of this year and look back on this post and feel satisfied with 2019.

As I said in my last post, I'm doing my own thing this year, which was a theme that developed throughout 2018.

So for January, my home goal is to clean out my attic. Oddly enough, doing this is going to briefly cause more clutter, but in a couple of months, so much will be gone.

And as for running, I want to get my long run back to 10 miles by the end of the month.

So January … let’s go! Let’s live life day by day, week by week, and then month by month.