Here we are at the end of July. One month past half way thru another year. As I thought about the topic to this Theme I remember my intentions of doing it every week. I wanted to post my thoughts on what’s happening at home and around my country. Postings from home aren’t only about my faith but also about my commitments, resolutions, and dedications I’ve made in the past. I’ve decided that this is a good time to revisit some of those resolutions.
While doing my regular spring cleaning I came across a plan that is designed to pretty much whip you in place if you’re lacking in discipline. As shown in the photo, it’s called Regulating the Pace of Change: The 5/5 Plan. I don’t even remember where I got this plan. I looked it up on the web but with no results, so I’m unable to properly credit the source. Sorry.
I shared this re-discovery with my daughter and we both decided it was a good plan to try and follow. So I’m revisiting it to see how far I’ve come. Not far, folks! 😦 But I’ve made some progress. 🙂 Will tell you more about it below…
First, this is the overview of the plan:
Regulating the Pace of Change: The 5/5 Plan
Fast Track – Initiate 5 things to follow thru every day.
Medium Track – Initiate 5 things to follow thru every week.
Slow Track – Initiate 5 things to follow thru every month.
This post could get very lengthy relaying my successes and failures so I will take one thing from each group to see if I’m advancing or missing the mark. Ok, here goes…
Fast Track – For this one I decided I would watch the amount of calories I consume. I’m one of those who take in very few calories – like under the recommended amounts. Unhealthy, I know. I skip meals, especially lunch, so I decided I would take on a healthy snack, like nuts or yogurt, if I didn’t eat a balanced lunch. I’ve done this one thing pretty regularly. I’ve been able to see a difference in my attitude. 🙂
Medium Track – Since starting this blog I wanted to post regularly so I decided among other things to challenge myself with the Weekly Photo Challenge. Then I decided that I needed a regular schedule to post my thoughts so I came up with the weekly Themes of:
- Moolah Monday
- Talk Back Tuesday
- Worthless Wednesday
- Thankful Thursday
- Faithful Friday
- Serve Saturday
This is my first full week of doing these Themes. I’m off to a good start, at least, I think so. I call them CHANGEversations. Basically, I’m taking conversations around home, work, and the country to write my thoughts on. Some postings are critical reviews, like Talk Back Tuesday. These are reviews currently on the performance of our leaders and the downward road this great nation is traveling. Hopefully, my reviews will start changing soon when these people finally get their act in a more productive mode.
Slow Track – In this area I decided I would clear out clutter from mail, magazines, and find stuff to recycle – like clothes, books, and papers, to name a few. I was behind on this one when I started the 5/5 plan and, unfortunately, I’m still behind. Not much have changed since I’ve started blogging. But I’m hoping now that I’ve got scheduled Themes to write about I can be more disciplined in this area, as well.
So there we have it. I’m not proud of my overall progress, to say the least. But taking this time to revisit my resolutions in this way helps to see where I’m lacking and to come up with a more productive strategy to reach my desired changes.
How about you? Have you heard of the 5/5 plan? Have you put it into practice? Don’t think it will work for you? Please share…