Hi Everyone, Are you thoroughly sick of being undisciplined over the holidays and ready to get to work on your new year’s resolution? I know I am!
Why don’t we get started by coming up with a plan for our projects?
First, read the tab at the top of the page that corresponds with your new year’s resolution (breaking a habit, starting a habit, or breaking free from a negative emotion) and then fill out the worksheet below. Click here to see other posts in this series.
Update: If you’re interested in a book that will help you with your New Year’s resolution, check out The Renewing of the Mind Project, available 3/10/2015, on Amazon.
My goal is:
If you’re breaking a habit: My boundaries are:
If you’re breaking a habit: My secondary boundaries are:
If you’re starting a habit: My plan is:
I will renew my mind every time I: (Circle one or two.)
- Feel like breaking my boundaries.
- Break my boundaries.
- Don’t feel like following my plan.
- Experience this emotion: _________________ in this situation: _________________ with this person: ________________________
- _______ times a day.
I will ask _____________ to hold me accountable to the renewing of my mind, if necessary.
To help me achieve my goal, I will see what the Bible has to say on the following subjects: _________________________
I will not beat myself up when I fail. Instead, I will go to ______ (I’m hoping you’ll say God) for help so I’ll have a better chance of doing well next time. If I do beat myself up, I’ll renew my mind about being myself up!
It’s hard to know how much to write in these blog posts, because we’re all at different levels in our experience with the renewing of the mind. Some of you have been doing it for years while others are just starting out.
If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments as others are probably wondering the same things you’re wondering. If you have a question you feel uncomfortable asking publicly, just e-mail me on the form under the “About” tab at the top of this blog.
I’ve decided to just keep posting at the blog as several of you have said you don’t use Facebook. I’ll try to post every day this week to get you started but then it would be nice to know what you guys would prefer – would you rather have me post 6 days a week for 3 weeks or 3 – 4 days a week for 5 or 6 weeks?
Also, I’ll try to use examples in the posts. If I know what goals you’re working on, I’ll try to come up with examples for those specific goals. If you don’t mind sharing, tell us about your goal in the comments section. And if you have time – pray for your fellow new-years-resolutioners. I’ll be praying for you, too.
P.S. If you’re trying to break free from procrastination, treat that as a starting-a-habit goal. You would make a list each day and then renew your mind whenever you don’t feel like doing the next item on the list.