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Resolution Reflection: Stop Planning and Start Doing

I’ll start by saying that I have a lot of good qualities. However, starting and finishing goals and projects is not always one of my strong suits. 

With that said, as I started thinking about all of the many things I wanted to do and accomplish in 2017, I reflected on all of the unfinished projects and goals I didn’t achieve last year. As I considered this, I realized that many times I try to plan things so everything goes perfectly. In doing this, I plan myself out of time to actually do whatever project or event I’m planning for. Essentially, I over-think things (or, as Garen likes to say, “make a mountain out of a molehill.”)

After taking this in consideration, my main goal for this year is to stop planning and start doing.  So, how do I get there? 

In true  millennial fashion, my first thought was “there’s got to be an app for that.” And there is. I googled “best goal apps” and the one I settled on was Balanced

It’s got suggestions on how to keep a balanced life. It allows you to set how many times per time period you want to do something. For example, one of my goals this year is to write 3 blogs a week. (I can try right?!?) I easily track each blog post in the app and it keeps up with my progress towards my goal. 

Although it has suggestions, you can also add your own. For example, I added “tidy up the house” 2 times a day and “family camp out” 2 times a year. It also shows you how you are doing overall through the “Life pulse” page. 


You can see, so far, it’s been pretty good. Of course, I’m only 1 day in. I’ll post another blog in a month or so to let you know if I like it and maybe even how I’m progressing. 

Best wishes on a happy and resolution-filled 2017!

 

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