Monday, January 7, 2013

Slow Down

First day back to school and I have so much to do.

I have a hard time getting back to real life--especially back to real life after a long vacation. I have so many new goals, and things I want to do....but there is just one little problem, I have SO much I want to do. I want to do it all. I'll save you my list of goals because it could take a whole blog post, but I want to walk you all through two of them.

1- Go to the gym. I want to start going to the gym. Everyone does right? I want to lift, run, eat right, diet right, protein right, make a plan, etc.. Too much stuff to do, so I don't do any of it.

2- I want to read the Book of Mormon again this year. The whole thing. But it's really long. And sometimes I lose my place. And sometimes I start reading it on my phone. So I just don't read it at all.

Let's talk about my gym goal. What if I just went today and ran a mile? At least it would be something, right? Yes. Something. A start. A step. 

Let's talk about the Book of Mormon goal. The Book of Mormon seems kind of long. Well, it is long. What if I just wanted to read 1 Nephi? That's all. Don't read anything else. Just that. After that, 2nd Nephi. 

I think I'm going to just slow it down.


  1. YES! slowing down is the key! cory and I have a lot of goals for the new year too and it can be so overwhelming. we decided to have overarching goals (like scriptures every day) and then we decided to make one goal each month and focus on that. I'll let you know how it goes. but I do know that every little bit counts. even if you forget, don't give up. just start over. tomorrow is always a new day.

  2. That's awesome! Yeah, I always feel like, "oh man, I failed my goal, I failed at life." nope. Tomorrow is a new day.