I try and make a point to never make New Years resolutions because I know me and I know that the length of time I last with my resolution is about the same length of time I keep most men around. Hey, wait, should my new years resolution should be to keep a man around? Meh, that's too much.
I have one single new years resolution. It encompasses many different areas of my life. It can be as complicated or as simple as I feel like making it. But it is something I must follow through with or I will be breaking my resolution. It's such a simple thing, but I struggle with it everyday. It's time to stop making life harder for myself and get on with the being a grown up.
My one and only resolution for the year 2009 is to stop procrastinating. I put things off and set them on the proverbial shelf only to come back to a larger mess than I started with. Classic example: Yesterday I walked by my large bookcase in my living room and saw that a book had fallen to the floor and instead of picking it up and putting it back where it belonged I lazily pushed it aside with my big toe. It's still sitting there right now but now the cover is bent. Seriously, how hard would it have been to bend over and pick the stupid book up?
I often set important work things aside that I really should do at that moment but for some reason I just can't talk myself into just getting it over with. When I am faced with the very last moment to complete a work task I always get it done, but boy does it take some internal wrestling to make my brain get to it already. I always feel better when I get a project done or even a small task and I sit and wonder why I just didn't do it earlier when I have the chance to.
In short, I'm going to stop being such a lazy ass. I work more efficiently under pressure so I think I let things build up until they just have to be dealt with and I am left with no choice. The other thing is that I think I work better under pressure but maybe if I just stop putting things off that I'll find that life runs more smoothly if I just keep on top of things.
This resolution includes my home life, work life and everything in between. It's going to be a struggle to keep up with this new fangeled way of living. But I really think I need to take these new steps to be more successful and less stressed. And the first step to starting this resolution is to pick up that damn book already.