The new year is already off to a fast, fresh start. During this time lots of folks are kicking their new year resolutions into high gear. I’ve tried that but never successfully. Resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, organize the house have a great start but don’t always finish the same way.
Rather than New Year resolutions I will be working on a couple of projects. The first one is call Project 365 where I take a photo a day. This will be my third straight year doing this project. So unlike New Year resolutions I know I can complete this. The first year that I embarked on taking a photo-a-day it was rather daunting. I had to consciously think about it and found it to be a chore. But last year I had a totally different experience. It wasn’t a chore and became a delight. It wasn’t a task but a great source of fun and learning. This year I feel it isn’t a project it’s become a way of life. I realize how much I learn by always picking up my camera and it has become an extension of me.
The second project is called the One Word Project. In this project you pick one word that reflects where you are in life. Some people I know get some good friends together and pick out a word for each person. That method is a reflection of how you come across to other people. I think that would be a great way to pick my word next year.
If Project 365 or the One Word Project don’t sound appealing or resonate with you, what other projects might be more your style? I think the reason resolutions didn’t work for me is they start with the end in mind. I have to start at the beginning to make something a habit. It also feels good to get constant inspiration from others which is like a regular booster shot in the arm to feel renewed energy.
I may merge my Project 365 with this other project I found called 365 Grateful. That sounds like a great source of expression and inspiration.
What project will you pick this year?
For other Project 365 inspiration check these links:
Shutter Sister Project 365
One Word Project