It’s that time of year, where we take a look inwards, and see what we can do to improve upon ourselves. I thought if I recorded in a more public format, I might hold myself more accountable for my resolutions, and do a better job of seeing them thru. So, without further ado, here they are in no particular order:
- Read more
I used to devour books, especially on a family vacation, where I would usually read whatever I brought, along with everyone else’s books that looked interesting. Now, I can take 6 months or more to complete a single novel. I believe reading spawns creativity and creative thinking, so I need to get back to it. I also want to see Tobey be excited about learning to read, and I want to set a proper example.
- Get more exercise
This never used to be an issue, back in the days of volleyball. Now, with volleyball out of my life, and golf happily replacing it, good exercise opportunities has definitely suffered. I still play basketball once a week most of the year, and I still run the Bolder Boulder every Memorial Day, but there are long stretches where I get little else. I plan to increase my running, and get back to some light weightlifting.
- Procrastinate less
I’ve noticed that a bad old habit has crept back into my life. I always have a ton of stuff on my plate, and I like it that way, but lately, I’ve had a bunch of tasks that gets onto my plate that I don’t really want to do, and so I avoid it, and it really gums up the works. I find myself not getting to the fun work I have because I tell myself that I can’t do that until I finish the non-interesting but necessary tasks first. Then I end up doing something completely unrelated and not getting a whole lot done in general. I’ve got to focus on getting the non-fun tasks accomplished, and figure out how to better avoid it for the future, so I can be more productive on the whole.
- Clean up my office and maintain it that way
I actually thought I had already accomplished this, but its amazing how quickly it gets back to the way it was. I want to get things cleaned up again, and then find a better way to maintain it. It felt so good to briefly work in a creative office – I was more creative and light-hearted, and I want to be able to work that way much more often in 2007.