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A mid-year resolution concerning occasional random resolutions

July 21, 2011

On occasion, I encounter periods of the year in which I begin to tell myself that I should:

– Spend more time in scripture

– Spend more time with others

– Have a cleaning overhaul with my room

– Take my schooling more seriously

– Work-out more

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it is representative of those things which I think about most.  Recently, I had one of these periods.  However, I’ve decided that I’ll go about addressing it a bit differently this time.  Rather than attempting to read my bible for a billion hours in a week to make up for time lost, rather than spending every free moment with friends I’d like to catch up with, and rather than cleaning ever little corner in my room, I’m going to attempt to gradually increase the desired item every day (or when possible).

There are tons of clichés out there about humans and habits and such, so I intend on making subtle changes which are easy to keep up with until they become habitual.  When I feel like I have achieved or nearly reached a point of habit in one area, then I will reassess whether it might be improved more.

Truth be told, I’ve already begun this, so I don’t know why I’m blogging about it now.  I don’t know why I’m blogging about it at all really.  It’s hardly related to what I intend for this blog to be, as I mentioned in my last post (or some post that I forgot to publish).

I guess I’m just trying to keep my portion of the internet from getting dusty. When that’s habitual, then I’ll start writing about things that matter. Smile


From → Philosophy

One Comment
  1. good thoughts Ben. I’m trying to do the same thing (make subtle changes) to my diet and exercise habits. I’m not loosing weight as quickly as I had hoped but I’m staying with it. Can’t wait for you to get here. You will be able to make a big dent in – “spend time with others”.

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