New Year’s Resolution 2009

It’s a bit early to post a new year’s resolution (I think it has to be new years eve >_>), but this one takes a bit of preparation.

In every month of 2009, I’ll run a 30-day trial. Not the shareware kind, the personal development kind. Every month, I’ll make a commitment to do something differently, just for that month (this means that February will actually be a 28-day trial, but oh well).

Having a different goal each month gives the resolution flexibility. If I pick a goal which is too easy, then I can pick a more challenging one the next month. On the other hand, if I pick one which is too hard, well, after 30 days it’s done, and I can move on to something else. 30 days is long enough to form a new habit, but it’s short enough that I’m not stuck with the goal if it doesn’t really work out.

This resolution also has the advantage that I’ll get a variety of experiences from it. Twelve months means twelve experiments with forming habits. Even if only half of them turn out a success, it’ll make a huge difference.

So what’s the preparation? I still have to finish figuring out what do to with the first month XD. I’ll be back later with January’s trial.

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