It’s time once again to make those dastardly resolutions. I know I don’t really have to do it, but there are so many things I would like to make habit, and that’s where resolutions come in. The problem is, I don’t usually remember my resolutions beyond February so I’m going to document them here for quick and easy reference. I might even add to them as time goes on.
1. Write every day. Even if I’m just writing on my invisible blog (yes, one exists) I want to write every day. I don’t know why I want to write every day, I just do. I wish I wanted to play the piano every day because I’ve neglected that for way to long, but I’m not compelled to do that like I’m compelled to write. I don’t even know what I want to write about. That doesn’t matter. I shall try to write something every day whether or not it is published.
2. Organize my dang self. Every year I vow to become more organized. Every year I fail. Not that I’m terribly disorganized, but I would love to have a place for everything and everything in its place (lesson taught by my dad). The problem is, I don’t feel like organizing my things or my time even though I know I’ll be much less anxious if I do. Which leads us to resolution number three.
3. Get myself some discipline. I don’t care if I feel like it or not, I must do things like organizing the closet, fixing dinner more than twice a year, and *gasp* exercising. If I had more discipline I would definitely be more organized and have time to write every day. I would also be able to pull myself away from those time-sucking, games I play on the computer to avoid doing what I want/must do. (Mah-Jongg Dark Dimensions and Monkey Gems. Yes, you heard me correctly…Monkey Gems) Therefore, I’m going to formulate a little drill sergeant in my head to get myself going. A very mean and hateful drill sergeant. But he’ll be so proud of me when I do as he says.
4. Don’t be so uptight about my business and blogging. I don’t really consider myself “uptight” about these things, but I could be more loose. It’s all just for fun, so why don’t I have more fun with it? I impose my own quotas and deadlines so why do I become riddled with anxiety? So what if I don’t have enough product to do thirty shows a year? Or seven? There’s no law that says I have to go and sell my things at a specific number of shows every year. There’s also no law that says I must post every day, about certain things, or have X-number of pictures posted. Criminy, lighten up.
So how does that sound? When all is said and done I guess I basically want to simplify my life so I can do more things out of pure enjoyment. There’s no excuse for someone like me to feel cluttered and chaotic so dang it, I won’t. Hopefully. You all know how New Year’s resolutions turn out.
But I have new pages for my planner and I’m also making excellent use of my new List Book (we might get into that some other time…or not). Much more important to executing resolutions is taking actual action instead of making lists about it. I think I’m ready.
How would you like to see your life improve in the coming year?