Looking for a unique New Year’s resolution this year? How about committing to stop doing something instead? Here’s why you may want to consider a New Year’s un-resolution.
New Year’s un-resolution … how’s that for different?
Everybody makes resolutions for the new year. That’s easy—dreaming big dreams about what you are going to do better or what you’re finally planning to get up off of your backside to do. You know, finally managing to do that “something” you’ve been putting off for far too long!
There’s also this underlying knowledge with a New Year’s resolution that if you don’t manage to get started on January 1st, you can start your resolution on the 2nd, the 7th, or the 27th.
As long as it’s in January, right? Been there?
Like I said, the idea of starting something new is pretty easy.
But if you really want a challenge, make a New Year’s un-resolution!
A Unique New Year’s Resolution
Pick something you know you do that you absolutely should not do, and challenge yourself to stop doing it.
No excuses here. You pretty much have to start on January 1 because the wrong thing you do is just right there, being done by you on the first day of the year!
You can’t cheat on the start date because most of us do that thing we probably shouldn’t do almost every day.
Consider this a chance to begin again and shake that awful habit you need to let go of.
Gossip? Excuses? Little exaggerations … otherwise known as lies? Too much TV? Too much Internet? The wrong kind of TV? The wrong kind of Internet?
Take the necessary steps now to break up with that nemesis!
This has been my new year’s resolution for the past few years.
If you’re like me, I’m guessing you need some accountability. So tell your hubby, your best friend, your mom, somebody who can help you. Having someone to help keep you accountable really can make a difference.
It may not be pleasant getting caught when you continue to do your un-resolution, but learn to bite your tongue and not get upset.
As a matter of fact, you might want to have your whole family get involved. Everyone can choose an un-resolution and hold each other accountable!
And friends, for the record, this post was really written for me. So you may have just gotten a peek into the New Year, “you have got to tackle your issues” conversation I have been having with myself!
Conviction, when acted upon, can lead to freedom. Now, let’s get after it moms!
Tracey Eyster is the Founder of MomLife Today and the annual Mom Camp event help at Pine Cove Christian Camp. Her book Be The Mom, LifeWay Bible Study Beautiful Mess and speaking engagements have allowed her the privilege of speaking into the lives of women sharing what God is teaching her. “Be intentional. Be relational. Be selfless.” In a nutshell, that’s her life and message. Tracey has been a mom since 1993 and she and Bill have been married for over 30 years.