This week we’ll be featuring New Year’s Resolution-related content to prepare for 2012. Please feel free to share your New Year’s resolutions on any post or submit them to me via email. We’d love to hear from you!
Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve never been good at this stuff. I am still so amazed at what I unintentionally accomplished this year: quitting smoking and starting running.
It appears I haven’t done much to share my resolutions until the past few years – in fact, only last year and then one time four years before that. So, perhaps accountability is part of the game? For kicks, here’s what I’ve resolved in the past:
A funny thing happened when I started running this year. Not only did I completely eliminate cigarettes, but my overall time management improved. Suddenly, not only was I ekeing out deadlines, I was beating them. I was writing more and was less frequently late to things (sorry, day job, can’t be perfect). This really instilled a neat confidence in me: I could actually accomplish the things I wanted to! I almost got a bit ahead of myself. I really wanted to do NaNoWriMo this year, but fortunately, I thought it through and realized I had way too much going on. (NaNoWriMo remains on the Life List).
So, now that I run and I don’t smoke – and I already have a pretty healthy diet, here’s what I concocted as goals for 2012:
- Run more races. I’m thinking about a half dozen 5Ks. Find me some good ones, kids!
- Up my “training” mileage. I’ve never really run more than 3 miles at a time, and my husband often remarks about my swift recovery time. Perhaps I actually push myself? I’d like to get up to 5-6 slow miles by the end of the year.
- Get more sleep. I will figure this out!
- Be more punctual. Punctual people still think you’re late when you get there on time. Annoying, but I’m going to try to get places 5 minutes early.
- Read more books. I finally finished The Other Boelyn Girl! This month I also raced to finish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in time to see it with my mom and sister on Christmas Eve (sad these both were on my Summer Reading List). READ MOAR.
- Quit something. I do too much. I need to evaluate my commitments and make the best decisions for me.
- Be a little selfish. See above.
- Declutter, donate, etc. Ah, the never-ending quest.
- Write my updated Life List.
- Finish mini projects like sewing buttons, painting rooms, fixing printer, etc.
What are you resolving to accomplish in 2012?