Sunday, January 1, 2012

Manageable resolutions

Happy 2012 everyone! Isn't the new year always about starting over and doing things better? Or to stop procrastinating on projects left undone last year? One of mine is to improve the look on my blog. How do you like it? I think it encompasses so much of me that is easily readable by all. So on day one, I have achieved a simple thing off my resolution list. But how about the rest? The time to make those other pesky resolutions is upon us. Can they last longer than the month of January? Qhite simply, to achive this, we should all make resolutions that are manageable: I will jot down a few of mine: Exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week 30 to 45 minutes. (If I do it first thing in the morning or right after work, this should be easy) Take breakfast/lunch to work instead of buying from the cafeteria. (I can save $800 a year by doing this. Prices in the cafeteria are outragious! And I can choose healthier options.) Eat more carb freindly fruits and vegetables. (lots of berries and sweet potatoes and more green veggies such as spinach) Eat more fish and salads (I tend to eat too much red meat so for me, these are healthier options) Be more mindful of people's feelings. ( I tend to be a bit snappy when crabby) Get more sleep. (Set my bedtime a bit earlier and strive for at least 8 hours of sleep) Write more. Get some creativity time in. (I've been lacking on this for quite awhile, so this is definetely for me.) Take time to study more (I'm taking college classes, so I got to read more and understand my classwork.) Take time to destress often (Work can get crazy; Needy family members can make you cringe- so I need to find time to listen to music, read, or just sit in quiet to balance out my life) I am sure there are more I can jot down, but I believe it's always best to start off with a few resolutions. Why overwhelm ourselves? If we can tackle these items into being routine then soon it should become second nature to us. At that point, we can add more to our list. Anything to better ourselves and get balance in our lives is supurb. It will make us feel better overall. When life's bumps get in our way, we can handle it better. As you jot down your resolutions, I hope you will strive for those that you can easily manage too. Let 2012 be a year you can accomplish all that you dream. Happy New Year to all of my friends and readers.