It’s January, go ahead. Maybe this won’t be a year-long marathon of self-transformation, though. Maybe this year will be more like multiple sprints. Can’t cut the sugar? What about one day a week? I bet that’s possible to maintain over a year, and that’s 52 days that you kept the commitment. Will you see real improvement? Maybe not, but worst case scenario you’ll become moderately better at keeping a resolution.
Although, be skeptical of self-improvement. Time management is the real focus, not you. Don’t strive for an ideal self, it’s overrated and kind of nonexistent. But basic time management skills? That’s a real game changer. Even moderately better time management gives you the handle on a life completely out of grasp in 2017. And I’ll give you a hint: less is more.
I think of this in terms of creativity. It’s a practice that requires a lot of time. I’ve been avoiding creative pursuits, alluding to lack of time, because that leaves my potential a mystery and saves me from failure/disappointment/frustration. I could be better at [x] if I wanted, “just not right now.”
This year is about time management, replacing the blah with the ‘this makes me feel human.’ For one afternoon a week, I’m going to do a creative sprint, 52 sprints in 2018. That’s moderate improvement.
You may not attain the highest height with one leap but my dear; you will reach your destination.