Every year we hit this speed bump – New Year’s resolutions.
Aaaargh. To resolve or not to resolve, it is always such a quandary.
Living in the southern hemisphere it’s so much of a ‘Spring-time’ feeling when 1 January rolls around, even when the weather doesn’t co-operate for a few days, that it is hard to resist the urge to embark on a jag of personal change.
So, as the Borg would have me believe, I have decided that resistance is futile. Resolutions, of a sort, I am going to make. Last year was pretty mediocre on many fronts in my world. No need to rehash it in the sunlight of a new year, but suffice to say that the year dragged on longer and with less enjoyment than I would have liked. No major dramas, but a certain degree of ennui settled in for the duration and then wouldn’t leave despite attempts to remove it.
For 2014 I am hoping to shut the door on that listlessness and dissatisfaction (far too many Esses in those words, seriously) by making some changes in approach, a bit of forward planning and some effort.
Here are my personal goals* in a nutshell.
- migrate to a Primal lifestyle.
- at least one long walk a week
- change over to a whole-food style of eating & ditch grains
- work on some basic core strength exercises**
- get better sleep routines in place
- read at least a book a week.
- write a blog post at least once a week.
- go to some sort of cultural event once a month.
- continue with our fortnightly date night.
- work on implementing plans for my other longer-term goals.
And there, I have succumbed to the Borg, er, the New Year’s resolution disease. Let’s see how well I manage those.
How about you, did you resolve or not this year?
* as opposed to goals that relate to family and work – those, they shall remain privé.
** when I get a minute I’ll set up my fitness page and that will include some details of the goals.