Another New Year’s Resolution post!
Except, I’m going to be honest with you. My three resolutions are continuations of resolutions I made some time ago. This is really just a reiteration and confirmation of what I’ve been doing.
January is an exceptionally busy month where I work. Not as bad as the end of November and into December, but it’s still year end close and all the tax work is due. That means this is one of the worst times of the year to make changes to my life, and I rely a great deal on routine to get me through it.
So, I start implementing my resolutions early. I wasn’t kidding when I said I was planner. Which is why I can’t figure out why I’m such a pantser when it comes to writing.
My Three Resolutions:
- Write at least an hour a day. That can mean query letters, editing, blogging. Something in the craft to get me closer to my goal. I’ve been mostly doing this, but I want to keep up the momentum.
- Eat food before it goes bad. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Our refrigerator is a black hole, and too often stuff goes in and I don’t find it until it’s sporting a mold colony. By eating what we buy, it saves us money and reduces our environmental footprint.
- Figure out how to get movement in despite the frozen winter. Going to the gym is a joke with two small children, a full time job, and a spouse. But I love going for walks spring through fall. Unfortunately, winter feels like it’s six months long here, and then my instinct to hibernate kicks in, especially when it’s dark both on my way to work and on my way home from work. I’ve been trying to fight this for the past month, and I’ve failed spectacularly. As I said, now might not be the best time to try to start a new habit, but there has to be ways I can get movement in that doesn’t rely on going outside.
How about you? What are your resolutions? Have you started on them? Do you think you’re likely to keep them?