It has been 5 days since the New Year began. How many resolutions have you broken? Don’t worry! That’s why I invented Make Plans Day – the optimistic version of New Year’s Resolutions.
Resolutions take time, and if you work through some time management today, you’re more likely to keep those promises of saving money, losing weight, and being more active. It’s January 5th, and you (by you I mean I) have already eaten too many sweets, been to the gym once, and watched more TV than you’d hoped. Today is the day to plan your life so you can keep those resolutions.
You might have also noticed that stylistically, planning is more closely related to the future tense. I’m planning to has a close meaning to I will or I’m going to. When you make plans, you’re designing the route of action you will take. Resolving to do something is closer to the hope or desire to do something. I resolve to is more similar to I hope to.
I’ve always thought that resolutions are really just a fun way of putting goals on paper, but who (besides me) wants to spend their vacation filling out a calendar? You’ve had 5 days to recover from a long break. Now, it’s time to buckle down and make some plans!