I got the idea of a new month's resolution from Michelle. The idea is to make small changes in your life each month, thereby making it easier to change. Small changes are always easier to make.
I am going to take this one step further and use the Benjamin Franklin method of changing. The theory is that if you do something every day for 30 days, it will be a habit. Or, if you are trying to break a habit, keep from doing it for 30 days. Benjamin Frankly kept a calendar. If he did the thing he was trying to stop doing, he would make a mark on his calendar and start the 30 days over. Once he had accomplished his goal of refraining from his bad habit for 30 days, he considered the change complete and would move on to another goal, always striving to be a better man.
This is the way I am approaching my change. One of the things I hate most is gossip. It can be very damaging and is a terrible thing. Unfortunately, I have become a terrible gossip. I want this to stop. So, for as long as it takes to break this habit, I will not speak bad of a person. I will only speak good things about people.
Do you have something you would like to change? Consider doing this for yourself.