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December 28, 2011

Next posting goal

I think this is funny. I posted about writing resolutions with a focus really on not taking them too seriously. and then wordpress congratulated me on my 129th post and  assigned me the Next Posting Goal: 130 Posts.

I am weak. I’ve spent so much time creating SMART goals for myself and others, the R for realistic side of this was just way too compelling to not do it.  But what now? Will I just get another goal assigned to me? Is this how my staff felt about our regular goal setting discussions?

December 28, 2011

Writing Wresolutions

It’s that time of year. The days are still long and here in Vancouver somewhere between damp and torrential and chilly for us.

But the LED lights are up and there’s a lull between festivities so I’m engaged in my annual time for reflection on my life so far and how I might want it shifted in the coming year. When I was younger I followed all the good advice about setting SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-based) goals but I’m feeling more relaxed or possibly lazy or apathetic, depending on your view of these things.

More This; Less That – is the frame I seem to be working on. I remember a poem based on this being in some curriculum package from the government on stress management, but can’t find the original. If you know it, please post or send.

Anyhow it encourages slight shifts; gentle leanings forward and back; rather than the left-brained, logical, ego-driven goals that, less face it, often fail anyways. More exercise isn’t as daunting as exercising three times a week and possibly less expensive. I believe fitness centres and yoga studios do a great business in the first month of the new year.

Instead of lose weight (the #1 new year’s resolution, according to some), maybe more vegetables; less meat or more walk; less car.

Or to add the S for specific, which is often quite yummy and more interesting than generalities.. more buttnut squash; less hamburger; more walks along sandy beaches; less traffic jams.

Join me? Post your more or less resolution, why don’t you? I’m curious!


Wikipedia article needs help. Can you help?

Home, neat, home, is the top resolution on this Canadian Living article. The word “execution” scared me off the site.

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