This week, to welcome in the new year, I wanted to share two ideas I borrowed from other writers.
Borrowed idea #1
Gretchen Rubin, author of many happiness and habit books, has made a study of why we stick to habits and why we break them, so I thought she'd be a good person to consult first.
I liked this idea of theme. Theme can have layers of meaning (subtext).
Borrowed idea #2
A writing colleague invited me to join a private group for thirty days. Each day she posted a question for the group to respond to. We looked at our lives, our goals.
What I took away: by limiting my engagement to just one month, it helped me stay connected.
Resolutions that drag on (a whole year!) are losing propositions to many writers. But maybe try the theme and the short-commitment goal, see if you can stick with either. The theme can give you a way to sift your choices this year. The short-commitment goals can give you a way to apply what you choose.