A month ago, I wrote a post about New Year’s Resolutions, and I said that I’d check back in “next month”. Well, here I am… activating your webcam and peeking into your home office. HAH!! YOU!!! I see you putting an extra scoop of sugar in your coffee from the stash in your drawer that your honey doesn’t know about!! Oh, wait, that’s the other post that I started.
Where was I?
Yes. New Year’s Resolutions…
We talked about selecting a word, as opposed to an entire phrase. The idea behind it being that just one word is easier to achieve – more opportunities to succeed, and less easy to beat up on yourself, and give up on, than an entire phrase.
I chose “health” and “courage”. Two words, because I often need the courage to make healthy decisions. So how am I doing? So so. Every week, I carry those two words forward in my planner. I have one of those two-page-per-week deals, where you make your plans on the left, and you have a list of days on the right, for appointments and stuff. So at the top of each week’s “To Do List”, I have written “Health” and “Courage”. Some weeks, that’s the best that I can do. And that’s pretty pathetic, even for me.
But most weeks, I’m getting on the treadmill more than I did before. I’m taking my vitamins every day (when I don’t forget). I still have to work on the “eat more fruits and vegetables” thing, though. And I’m not sure why. I LOVE fruit, in particular. But for whatever reason, it’s not the first thing I reach for.
I’ve also purchased the supplies for the Vision Book, and have started watching my magazines for stuff to put in it – phrases, pictures, ideas, that kind of thing. I have a “vision” of the book, just not all the supplies that I need for it, yet. But it is in the works.
I’ve re-dedicated myself to monthly menu-planning. Whether we stick to that plan, well, that depends upon what life throws at us. But at least it’s a framework for making sure I have the right ingredients in the house. And because I have that framework, it cuts WAY down on the “oh, what should we have for dinner tonight?” battle.
I’ve started putting aside the “important things I have to do” to play more with Josh when he gets home from school. Because what could be more important – or healthier – than playing with your kid?
I haven’t lost any weight yet, which is the underlying reason for the “health” thing, and I still don’t have a job, but I’m thrashing around, trying to find something that fits with my weird life.
But, during those times when I’m most depressed and despondent (which seems to happen a lot, lately), it’s a way to pull me back to the present, to what can help me overcome those nasty feelings, and get me back on track.
So I guess in that respect, I’m making progress.
Now it’s your turn. Did you settle on a word? Did you do a phrase? Did you make a resolution at all? How are you doing?