I suck at sticking to new year’s resolutions. I always get to mid February or March, hit a bump in the road, and then write off the resolution for the rest of the year. It’s probably a mix of laziness and a lack of will power; alongside more interesting things to do instead, such as drinking and playing computer games.
This year I am going to try a different approach. Rather than one or two big resolutions, I’m going to have four areas for improvement. It won’t matter if I miss a day here or there, but I want to be able to look back on the majority of 2014 and say that I made progress.
The four areas are:
- Be healthier:
- Eat less sugary and fatty things;
- Drink less alcohol and sodas;
- Start running again;
- Start general strength training (weights, sit-ups, press-ups, etc.);
- Be sensible with money:
- Spend less money on computer games;
- Spend less money on other frivolities (eg. drinking);
- Pay off credit card and other debts;
- Work smarter and harder (both at work and home):
- Take more photos and make more blog posts);
- Revisit and complete some of the long-overdue projects;
- Put a bit more effort in at home:
- Take out bins more often;
- Fill dish washer more often;
Coincidentally, the list in whole is 14 items. Anyway, roll on 2014.