Happy new year, groovers. Are you resolutioning this year?
Last year I made three No Year's Resolutions, a.k.a. The Minimum Standards Agreement:
- Write down what I eat
- Exercise a minimum 20 minutes a day and
- 10.30PM internet curfew.
This started out excellently then degenerated as the year went on – especially the bloody internet curfew. I am bring the curfew is BACK as of now. Here be my vow! So we'll need better time management, no more eleventh hour deadlines, and less email and social media faffery.
I'm back on the case with Item 1, for both dietary and documentary reasons. I still like having a record of what I ate – words to transport you back to places and meals of yore, as opposed to obsessing over calorie counts.
Item 2 is back in place, technically. If you count incidental walking to and from the bus stop, I make the minimum! This year the goal is to chill out. I'm cutting back my gym sessions from four to just two (both kickboxing) and the rest will all be done at home. I ran myself stupid last year trying to squeeze everything in, at the expense of other stuff. And I've missed the wee home "gym" so much. After three weeks of inertia I did a new Cathe DVD this week and pow, the home gym love was back. Especially the bit where I flopped to the floor for abdominals and got to stick my nose in the nice new clean carpet. Hubba hubba!
Last year I also resolved to read 52 books in 52 weeks… fail! I read 36 – still more books than I’d read in the past five years combined. I won’t be attempting this one again. I found myself picking easier or shorter books just so I could read them quicker! Where's the fun in that? This year I am just going to read whatever I fancy and to heck with the quantity. I want to start with a big fat Russian classic.
So no big goals for 2010, aside from properly addressing why 2009 became quite a shambles and being more thoughtful about how I do things. I want to think before I act – trying to say Yes to the right things and No to the wronguns.
I might make more concrete goals later in the year but right now I'm just enjoying the snow and the feeling of the world slowly coming back in to focus.
Thank you also for your comments on the last post, you rawk and it is always comforting to know you're not alone.
* your accent may vary.