What is it about a new year that draws people to make resolutions for their lives? It seems to be one of the times of the year when the unrealistic isn't just expected, it's encouraged.
It's not that I believe people can't lose 100 lbs in a year; I just wonder if declarations of that nature are really beneficial for people who may be easily discouraged. Of course, that doesn't mean I don't/won't make them.
So here are my resolutions: unrealistic and all.
1. I want to learn more about Jesus. I don't know what form this resolution will take. I know that I will probably facilitate another women's Bible study some time this year. I know that Favorite and I have committed to doing morning devotions together since we don't see each other for the rest of the day. I'm looking forward to it so far.
2. I'm going to take PCOS more seriously. I may talk about it a little more on here and what it has meant for my life. I'm setting a small weight loss goal of 20 lbs for the entire year, because this syndrome makes it difficult to lose weight. However, I do know that losing even 10% of body weight can restore normal hormonal function (per information I've read). So I'm going to set small goals and work toward getting there without getting absolutely crazy in the process.
3. I'm going to simplify. I need some order and consistency in my life and that may mean giving up some things. I don't know what those things are or even if I'm expected to give up actual activities at this very second, but I'm open to what God has planned for me.
And that's about it. There are some private goals I'm keeping between myself and God--and I'm definitely challenging myself to bring more things to Him and leave them there.
I am curious. What are your goals for 2011--realistic and otherwise?