Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Tracking my New Year’s resolutions

Many ways has been suggested to help keep one new year resolutions. Here I’m going to practice many at the same time. 

  1. Have clear and specific and measurable goals 
  2. Share the goals publicly and with friends
  3. Keep daily diary of the progress 
  4. Start with why, beyond the number to what are the purpose of the goals
  5. Focus on the prize, think about how your life would be better when the goals are accomplished 
For anyone interested here is my daily tracker. I wrote about why in the previous blog entry. I want more vitality, less stress, happy relationship with my family. I can visualize the possibility when I accomplish my goals. 

Wish me luck and happy new year to all! 

Avoid long lectures..

Not a few minutes into the new year and I already have an opportunity to start my new year resolution. My first challenge to my son to improve our relationship in 2019. His number one complaint is that I lecture too much and I repeat myself. Instead of getting mad, I acknowledged that this is probably true. I have diarrhea of the mouth when it comes to my son’s areas of improvement. Then I raised the stakes. I offered that if he wrote down the various main points of my lectures he can point at them and I would stop if I agree with the assertion.

Let’s see if he takes the offer. :)