Thursday, January 04, 2007

This Year, Definitely...Yeah, Right.

This week at Star-Crossed, we're doing "New Year's Resolutions." Every year, I, like a bazillion other people, set out to make this year The Year It Sticks.

Yes, I currently have a rather pedestrian list of resolutions I'm intending to (really!) make happen this year. Losing fifteen pounds, getting more writing done, keeping my house neater. Blah, blah, blah. But you know what? It's part of New Year's Magic.

I've come to this realization that the turn of the year has a special rejuvenating magic that permeates the atmosphere no matter what. My religious new year is in August, and damned if I don't get that same "New Year's Resolution" feeling then, too. Contrary to my Christmas Grinchiness, I am totally okay with New Year's Resolutions.

Did you know that it takes 28 days to create a good habit? You can lose one in four, but it takes 21-28 days to condition your body and mind to accept a habit. This little secret can be very useful--you don't have to complete your resolutions all year...all you have to do is complete them for 28 days and they'll become habits! So for the next 28 days, I'm going to up the ante on my WIP and double my daily wordcount. And I'm going to exercise. And drink more water and less coffee. And go to bed earlier. And be a nicer person in traffic. And...

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