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Easing In

December 30, 2017

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I never really cared for making “resolutions.”

The minute you make them, they sound amazing! That is until you end up breaking them somewhere in the middle of January for one reason or another.

And, to be perfectly honest, I’m finding that the best way for me to ensure a successful start to the year (besides the creation of my bullet journal) is to simply ease into it just before the beginning of the new year.

Instead of waiting for Day 1, I’ve decided to make TODAY…Day 1.

In other words, I’m choosing to take the necessary steps and sacrifices to change NOW!

No waiting to change. No waiting to devote more time to prayer and Bible Study. No waiting till tomorrow to work on my blog or work on my books or draw my comics. No waiting till DAY 1.

You have Day 1 right now.

So, I’ve made the choice to simply ease into it all. And it’s working! I’m taking baby steps into accomplishing the larger goals that have before me for the new year. And THAT is a real blessing.

Also, if I start to ease into things now, then I can really go big as the days go by. We’re talking build-up of momentum here!

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I’m going to do a few things a little different going into 2018. And right now, I’m already beginning the process.

For starters, I’m blogging daily more! HOORAY!!!! It’s about dog-gone time.

And then there’s the Bible study time for the mornings, which I might add, have been a challenge but a good, healthy challenge.

Then, there’s the desire to write all of these wild and crazy stories AND continue working on my webcomic, “By and By.”

Instead of just dropping all of these goals and hopes and wishes on myself in 2018, I’ve decided to take baby steps into the new year.

It is important to me to get my personal Bible study habits and my writing habits in sync and on the daily habitually in an effort to focus and survive and thrive.

After evaluating the way I do things now and considering the long list of things I hope to accomplish in in my personal and professional life, I realized now is the time to “do different.”

Traditional schedule books are just not working for me. They never have!

You know, those pre-approved, pre-lined, pre-drawn, pre-spaced, pre-and-post-dated calendar books that you buy with good intentions only to leave them collecting dust somewhere!?

Yeah, I’m done with those!

Instead, I’m heading for a new and exciting and creative direction that will move me to OWN my schedule book…”A Bullet Journal.”

I’ve been learning quite a bit about them through the YouTube star Jessica of “How To ADHD” and I think that they will be a good move for me considering the way I think and organize my time and overall life.

Not to mention that I’ll have the opportunity to draw and sketch details in my journal that I need to know for the daily grind, weekly plans and so much more.

Personalization of a schedule book or journal helps! And it might help you!

Also with the bullet journal plan comes the 2018 Life Goals for my wife and I. We’ve been thinking, planning and most importantly, praying, over everything that we are hoping to accomplish in the new year.