New Year's Resolutions reviewed

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Well, it's been 6 weeks since I made my faux-New Year's Resolutions and I thought maybe it was time to look back over what I had set out to do. For a quick refresher, here is what I wrote:

1) To write shit down.

I think I've done pretty good at this. I have a total of three books right now. One is a camera book. I write down ideas, tips, tricks and keep records of photos I've taken on film so that when I get them back, I know which picture is what in terms of F-stop, Aperature, etc. My other one is a "gift-idea" book. It's starting to collect magasine clippings, websites and business cards that I have collected on the way. Hopefully within the year I'll have a full selection of git ideas. My third book is my money book. I have a new laptop that doesn't have Excel and, as such, the only place I can update my budget is here at the office. So, on the weekends and evenings, I write down any purchases, notes, and transactions I make so that I can add them to the spreadsheet when I get into the office. I would say check! in this area!

2) To get a minimum of 6 hours of sleep.

Well, I'm trying. I would say that yes, I have gotten at least 6 hours of sleep each nice. However, I'm quickly learning that 6 hours really isn't enough. I'd like to get 8 hours of sleep a night, but when I work both jobs in one day, it makes it hard. I get up at 5:45 a.m. and get home at 9:45 p.m., and it usually takes me at least an hour to wind down after a day. I'm going to try to get at least 7 hours of sleep from now on.

3) To get healthy.

This whole "eating in" thing is starting to work, I think. Not only is it saving me money, but I feel better, too. Plus, I'm eating more food during the day than I was before, and it's better quality food. Yum yum.

4) To wash my face, floss and brush my teeth EVERY night. I'm not really doing these as much as I would like. I bought a flosser that looks like a toothbrush (I have a very tiny mouth, and yet lots of teeth! so I find flossing very difficult) so that I can reach all the way back in my mouth. Currently it is in my room beside my computer so I see it quite often. I've taken to flossing quite a bit! I'm not brushing my teeth as often as I would like and I haven't been washing my face, either. I really should, because I look and feel much healthier when I wash my face - I look more, ahem, "put-together" then when I'm wearing day-old makeup! Whoops.

I think taking a passive approach to my NYR goals is working. I'm not dwelling on them, but I am still leaving them in the back of my mind. How are your goals comming?