Studies have shown that 20% of New Year's Resolutions are broken within the first week. I actually thought it would be worse than that. The interesting thing is that people often take an all or nothing approach to resolutions; so, the first time they fail - that's it, they're done trying.
This has been a less than perfect week for me. I have continued to clean and organize in the kitchen, and I cleaned out a small space in an upstairs closet. My husband has been a huge cheerleader for these projects. If fact, he is reading Gretchen's book and loves her suggestion of preparing your home for a "virtual move." So, we are now cleaning and organizing determined that if we wouldn't move something we shouldn't keep it. Very practical!!
So, where is my challenge? It has come in accepting that increased exercise = increased energy. Even with "Wii fit fun" I am challenged to push myself to get movin'. The difference this time is that I'm not allowing myself to feel guilty. Guilt squelches happiness! So, rather than allowing myself to sit around, procrastinate, and feel guilty; I get up and DO something. Anything! It doesn't really matter what it is, as long as I'm moving and feeling productive. Just a five or ten minute change is often enough to improve my energy level and my mood.
I will keep my eye on the goal and not let guilt defeat me. How's that working for you?