Friday, January 01, 2010

2010 Resolutions

Yeah, I'm going to make some resolutions this year. At the risk of coming across negative and defeatist, I want to (semi-) publicly admit that some of these are resolutions I have made before and failed to fulfill. But you know the old Japanese saying: fall down seven times, get up eight. I'll never achieve any of these goals by throwing up my hands in defeat.

Without further ado, here are the six changes I would like to make this year, in no particular order:

1. Make exercise a regular daily habit.
2. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables each day.
3. Pay off my (relatively small but nagging) credit card debt.
4. Save the money to buy the diamond stud earrings I've wanted for over 10 years.
5. Spend at least 5 minutes each evening tidying up the common living areas in our home.
6. Make sure the kitchen sink is empty each night before going to bed.

I am already on the right path to achieving #3 & 4, and if I stick to the plan I've figured out for each--and no unexpected financial crises arise--I should be able to achieve both by the end of 2010. For #1, 2, 5 & 6, I am going to use the 6 changes method.

In the interest of starting small and simple, I plan to tackle #6 first. My hope is that success in forming one habit will breed more success in forming others. Wish me luck!


Flying Monkeys said...

Good luck!! I'm avoiding a list...I should probably make one though. Right? No!! Thanks!

TUWABVB said...

It sounds like a small thing, but I can't tell you how screwed up my next day is if I leave dishes in the sink the night before. It's like it dictates the productivity of my next day!