I’m constantly creating little goals in attempts to better myself, but as with many more formal resolutions, they often get shoved aside to make room for real life (and laziness?). I am not the most self-disciplined person, and I recognize that. In the past, the kinds of resolutions that worked for me were more in the tone of monthly goals I set up to last the whole year through.
Last year, I neglected to make any formal declarations, but I did accomplish a few things. I got back to the gym (and I’m digging it), drastically increased my blogging production, finally started painting the inside of our house (very slowly, but we did start), and we did really well at staying in and saving cash, cooking more and learning to love On Demand (and Harry Potter).
This year, I’m ready to tackle more goals, and I think these are it:
- Experiment more with cooking, breaking into some more advanced recipes.
- Try RPM, the cycling class at the gym.
- Get more sleep. I regularly stay up much too late and then get up at 6 a.m. to start writing. It’s bad for me. My friends call me a vampire.
- Read more. I’ve always been a reader, but with all those late nights, books lose priority for precious minutes of sleep. In 2011, I want to get back to reading before bed – and still get a decent night’s sleep.
- Completely quit smoking. Ugh – I hate even admitting I still do, but putting it out here holds me more accountable.
- Paint more of the house, most notably the living room, dining room and bedroom.
- Attempt more gardening. I suceeded big with container tomatoes last year and my herbs were pretty decent too. This year, I’d like to plant something in our side bed that doesn’t wilt in the crazy high sun it gets, plus I’d like to try a few more vegetables in the backyard.