Resolutions are just words…
…until they turn into results.
There seems to be a justifiable backlash against making new year’s resolutions among my friends, but I’m old-fashioned. Despite being two weeks late in posting these (I had to try them out for a bit first!), here’s what I’m aspiring to improve this year in my personal life:
- Strive to always pay full attention to those I’m around, as described in this article by Jeff Haden detailing the 10 habits of charismatic people.
- Read two books a month (including the free book each month for having a Kindle and Amazon Prime), and sign up for Goodreads.
- Run three 5k races and one 10k race, spaced throughout the year.
- For the other 8 months, set and accomplish a goal each a month in Runkeeper (total distance, speed, etc.). (My January goal is to run 20 miles; I’m currently over 11 miles at the halfway point of the month, so I’m on track.)
- Keep up with the Fitbit by walking at least 10k steps a day (about 5 miles) — accomplish this 28 days each month.
- Each week, have six workouts: two runs, and four short sessions of calisthenics/abs/weightlifting.
- After my dental surgery in December, the surgeon commanded me to floss twice daily. So shall I do.
- Drink more water, coffee, and tea; continue with the elimination I started last year of soda/diet soda/juice. (One soda or juice drink a week is acceptable.)
- By year’s end, eliminate non-dairy sweeteners (both sugar and artificial) from the coffee I drink.
- Start tracking my spending more closely with Mint.
- Start writing again: Write at least one short story this year, and post to this blog at least once a month.