This year I decided to forgo Resolutions. The big picture, you-are-always-doomed-to fail-connotation of them never sat well with me. Instead, I have adopted a daily list of sorts -- tiny, manageable goals for me to accomplish each day. Each morning, before the kids and hubby get out of bed, I make a list of the things I need to do today. Those in red are essential; those in black are 'if I have time' items. My kids know where the list is, and they are allowed to add to it. In fact, they are forced to. My new rule -- if it's is not on the list than don't complain to me if it doesn't get done.
The system is working . . . somewhat. There are days when only half that list gets done; there are days when the entire thing is completed by noon. But nonetheless it gives me focus, a set plan to attack each day and for that alone I deem it a success.
~shovel the driveway
~read 100 pages for my amazing new CP
~Start Chili in crock-pot by 11am
~Write 2500 words of new WIP and tweak pitch for agent review.
~beds, laundry, and usual crap (and yes I did write usual crap)
Two of those items are already done and it appears as those my kids have graciously forgotten to add anything to my list (bonus for me!) So I am off to tackle the world, or at least the tiny corner I fester in. Have a great and productive day!
Ohh . . . and my kids don't ever, EVER get to write their list items in red because let's face it, there is a huge difference between take me to the mall to buy a new iTunes card and wash the blood from my broken nose out of my basketball uniform.