So it's been just over two weeks since I accepted Cheryl Harris' "Sanity Challenge." As a quick refresher, the challenge was to write about specific goals that we could set for ourselves to make the holidays "happier, healthier, and more sane." Always the overachiever, I chose just one goal: to set aside 15 minutes each day to read something that is not on a computer screen. And just so you know, I'm not being sarcastic. Teasing apart just one goal from the tangle of shoulds, coulds, and woulds in my head was quite a tall order. My natural tendency is to multi-task and keep moving, so to set a goal that I would stop for 15 minutes each day and focus on just one activity was actually expecting quite a lot.
After all, how much personal growth can you expect from setting a goal that's easily within reach?