An Early Summer Morning’s Resolution

You thought you were reading a blog. Little did you know you were joining a support group.

Seriously, I’m laying this out in an attempt to increase accountability, even if it’s only to myself for having made it public. I have let too much slide, neglected too many things, failed in diligence toward too many things, wasted too much time (and I believe in wasting time). I’ve got too much to do to continue like this.

So. Resolved. Every morning, prayers from Magnificat, readings from Divine Intimacy. (Yes, my prayer life is among those things that have slid.) Then, on regular workdays, if the spirit moves me, blog. Every day, add one site link and one blog link. Every day, at least an hour on the new project. And every evening, time spent on backed up side stuff – correspondence, reading, other writing…

Let’s see how it goes.


  1. antiaphrodite says

    anything we can do to help?

  2. AnotherCoward says

    Funny… my wife and I did something similar a couple of weeks ago: we created the general-day schedule. It was more specific than what you’ve laid out in your resolution, but then we also allow more flexibility in deviation. The point of it is to have a goal in front of us that constantly challenges us with, presumably, the optimal way of spending time.

    …we’ve yet to fully conform to it – even laxidazically(sp?)… but we’re doing a lot more than we have previously. It’s good to have a goal, so you know when you’re falling short and/or if you’re being properly put to work.

  3. The Elusive Scotsman says

    1. Lackadaisically.

    2. I wholly endorse such an idea, and by the way, I didn’t get a chance to tell you that I saw the EWTN interview, and rather enjoyed it. Please, continue the bloggage!

  4. Anonymous says

    Matthew, et al,

    There’s a book on the market – something to the tune of “Catholic Management of Time.”

    The fella who wrote it recently spoke at a DCCW meeting here in Wis. Sophia Press publishes it. My wife read it and loved it.

    I didn’t.

    I don’t have time.


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