Well, it looks like I made it through month 1 of my Happiness Project. If you are confused reading this post, you can check out what I’m doing here! January’s focus was on the blog and I have to say that I have REALLY enjoyed getting back into blogging! This is one of my favorite hobbies and taking some time to post each day has really made me feel more content. Here’s a little review on how I did with my “Resolutions”:
1. Blog every work day. Done! I am happy to report that I kept this resolution every single day! This is actually the first time in my entire blogging life that I have done this and I have to say it really helped me feel accomplished and less guilty. I know, I know, I shouldn’t feel guilt over a hobby, but I think that’s just part of my personality. I had to learn when I started this project that I can’t have as many hobbies as I’ve had in the past. Instead, I need to focus on the hobbies that truly increase my “happiness” and focus on giving those my best.
2. Comment on at least 2 blogs per day. I completed this resolution every day except 1, and quite frankly, I simply forgot. I commented on 1 blog early in the day and then didn’t even think about it again until the next morning when I realized I hadn’t followed through with another comment. I think that’s still a pretty good track record, if you ask me!
3. Have my blogs posts published by noon everyday. This is the one area that I could have really done better. I missed 3 days of posting before noon, and that was usually because I was just too tired to schedule a post one night and therefore, just waited until I got home from work to post. I think I need to work on trying to schedule posts on the weekend!
4. Proofread every post for grammatical errors. Done! I double checked every post before hitting the “Publish” button. Now, will I say that every single post made it without a single error? No way! However, I did do my best and that’s all I ever expected of myself!
So, I guess the next question I have to ask myself is where do I go from here? Next month, do I keep all of these resolutions and then add more to my list for the February focus? I think that’s the idea, but with my work schedule, I’m just not sure it’s realistic. SO, I have decided that items 2, 3, and 4 above I’m going to try to continue. THEN, until April 15, I’m going to focus on blogging 3 work days a week instead of 5. I think this will allow me to still feel connected to the blog community without creating as much of a time commitment!
Stay tuned tomorrow where I reveal next month’s Happiness Project area of focus!