If building a new habit for 30 days is not your thing, check out this site. My love for my husband, my love of lists and my love of the New Year have collided. The Day 0 Project is a list-lover's personal nirvana, or, I guess, Kryptonite, depending on how you look at it. In addition to their 101 Things in 1001 Days, they have a resolution list, 7 Things x 2013.
Here's how it works. You fill in the blank with your personal to-do list:
1. Learn how to . . .
2. Start . . . .
3. Stop . . .
4. Take a vacation to . . .
5. Find . . . .
6. Try . . . .
7. Be more . . .
Now, are you up for a love challenge? You could mix it up a bit . . .
1. Learn how to . . .cook my partner's favorite comfort food.
2. Start . . . .a random act of romance once a week or once a day.
3. Stop . . .the self doubt. . . .rock your inner sex goddess/god and play!
4. Take a vacation to . . . the first place you went on a date.
5. Find . . . at least 30 minutes each day to talk face to face to your partner. No texting. No tv. No phones. No computers. No interruption.
6. Try . . .something new in the bedroom. Spice it up. Start small or go big. Break out of the norm and see what happens.
7. Be more . . .appreciative of what your partner does right. It's easy to see what irritates us, but what does he or she do that makes you smile? Makes your knees go weak? Make you feel loved?
The possibilities are endless. We made it past the end of the world. . . what a gift. Not everyone made it; not because of the Mayans, but because his or her life was cut too short. This is your time. This is your year. Make 2013 a year to remember. You're worth it.