1.) I just discovered this fabulous article on How To Be Creative. Evidently it made a lot of rounds back in 2004, so quite a few of you might have read it. If you haven’t, it’s fabulous.
2.) If you’re trying to build a new habit, you probably know that it takes a little while to make it permanent. (Some say 4 weeks, some say 21 days, some say 40 days.) Don’t Break the Chain is a very simple, small way to help you track your goal. You simply click a box on each day you do the new habit, and try to make a long chain of "in a rows." You can even add it to your blog or to iGoogle.
3.) Joe’s Goals is another clean and simple way to track your goals, in a small chart that tracks with smileys or frowns. Again, it’s little, easy, and simple.
Simple is one of my goals for 2008.
It’s starting to feel like 2008. Wow, 2008. What a relief. 2008. (Give me some leeway to say 2008 over and over and over. It helps me make it feel real. Helps me feel like 2007 is behind me.
2008 feels exciting. 2007 feels a little smelly and old and unlucky.
2008 feels very, very, very lucky. I’m loving 2008 already.
I’m working on a lot of changes. 2007 was great, but things feel ... off. I haven’t found my right rhythm yet. I want my life to be very different, though, which means I need to make lots of changes. Which is why it’s taking me so long to come up with New Year’s Resolutions.
Hey, it’s 3:37. This is getting ridiculous. I can’t wait to get back to a real schedule. I have so much to do, so much I want to do, that I’ve been staying up later every night.
I could go to sleep. I’m tired, so it’s not one of those icky insomniac periods. It’s just, I don’t want to waste time sleeping. There’s so much I want to do and accomplish.
Have you ever had periods where you just don’t want to sleep? Although a warm, snuggly bed is starting to call to me ...