I'm not a person to make new years resolutions but what i try to do is think about what I would like to accomplish through out the year like save a certain amount of money,pay off a debit,eat better,its my long range approach.This works better for me then picking one thing and trying to do it right away,it gives me the time to plan and figure out how i will accomplish what i want to do.It's much less stressful and usually by the end of the year i have accomplished most of what i planned on doing.
Resolutions are nice but you have to be honest with your self i know i can not give up sweets but if i set up a plan to try to eat less, smaller portions,handle cravings,what to do when feeling deprived all seems easier with an outline in my mind.
Today while reading John's blogg(a simple man) he mentioned the fact that most people do not resolve to be more spiritual.I never thought about it but he is right I have never heard any one say they want to resolve to be closer to God,attend church more often,spend more time in prayer.
Being more spiritual and religous takes planning too,you have to do a little at a time.Say a simple prayer like "thank you" each morning or evening can be a good way to start, build up your time a little every now and then,you'd be surprised how much you can accomplish.
To beging vow to go to church once a month then increase your attendence has your faith increases.It takes time but you do have 365 days ahead of you.Why not volunteer an hour or two out of your year to a fund raiser for your church? Maybe when you see how simple and rewarding it is has the year goes on you will be volunteering for something else.
Start small and grow big,step by step,day by day you will increase slowly.Its alright God can wait he has all eternity on his side but what do you have on your side?