It’s hard to realize that another year has passed and it is that time again—t he time to make my New Year’s resolutions.
To be totally honest, I have always believed in writing down goals. In fact, I do this every quarter. I review my quarterly goals every month and then at the end of the quarter, I actually do a written comparative of what I achieved against the goals I set. And it works! It really does.
New Year’s resolutions though are another kettle of fish. They never seem to be achievable and perhaps that is because we (I) don’t take them as seriously as the goals I do four times a year.
Just the other day I read this piece about goals, and found many of them inspirational. So I have put together a list of my resolutions which I am sharing here. Hopefully, I will be able to stick to them—at least for a while:
- Learn to read faster. There is so much to read and I am always running out of time.
- Explore at least one independent bookstore a week as opposed to a chain store and buy a new book when I do so. It is important to support the independents.
- Try to stop working after 10:30 every night. I usually wake up at 5:45 so going to bed after 11:00 or so really doesn’t allow me to get enough sleep.
- Get better on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumbler. I know I should be using these social media tools more but I find them intimidating. I need to get more confident in my abilities.
- Continue to work out daily. I always feel better after using the life cycle, weight training, or taking a yoga class.
- Go to more movies! Movies are a part of our business and last year I think I only saw two—I need to get out more.
- Stop letting my kids drive me crazy.
- Try to eat a more balanced diet—I am a poor eater and I know it. At 90 pounds I really should be more health conscious.
- Finally, look forward to the year ahead, developing books with my super stable of clients and finding new and exciting projects as well.
Resolutions are personal and many don’t like to share theirs; if you don’t mind though, I would love to know what yours are.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR READERS! May yours be filled with good health, much laughter and peace.