Monday, January 14, 2013

Resolutions 2013


A friend of mine recently discussed her resolutions for 2013 on her blog and follows a simple, yet genius, schema of setting very general goals instead of specific resolutions. For example, rather than resolving to lose 15 pounds, one resolves to “lose some weight.” I like setting goals, but I’ve never found New Year’s resolutions useful in a meaningful way, and it’s been quite a while since I set some personal goals for myself so I’m pretty excited about her idea. I think it will be motivating without feeling like I’m punishing myself if I fail to meet them. We’ll see how it works out for me.

Here are my goals for 2013.
More exercise. This includes yoga, indoor cycling and hiking on a more regular basis. This goal is closely tied with a desire (and the need) to lose weight and be healthier. I don’t feel like I can go into weight loss goals without sounding like Bridget Jones Diary, so I’ll just leave it at “more exercise” for your sake. 
More sewing. I’ve sewn very little in the last few years and nothing at all last year. Surely, I can sew at least one thing this year, though ultimately I would like to sew more frequently than that.  
More self-care. This could end up being a little bit of everything. It includes small things like reinstating my nail routine (my nails and cuticles look like crap) and other personal maintenance. It also includes bigger maintenance, like going to the dentist and doctor. Perhaps, I’ll start by trying to stop picking at my damn fingers. That would be a really good place to start. 
More blogging. We only had 5 posts in 2012. We’d like to write more this year, and Garry has us off to a good start.
What are your New Year's resolutions?

1 comment:

glacialdistance said...

And remember - as long as you do a little more of any of the things on your list, you've won! I like to think it causes a positive snowball effect, because it's easy to succeed and that it makes me want to keep going with my goals. Good luck!