New Year's Resolutions

I love making new year's resolutions. For many, keeping them is a different story. But the past few years I have realized that the calendar year is just a frame of reference (what is time, after all? (*queue wistful philosophical ponderings*) and there is no better time than the present to become the "improved" version of yourself.

That disclaimer aside, I love making new year's resolutions.

Here are mine:

  • Wake up before 9am, at least, every day. Including weekends.
    CURRENT PROGRESS REPORT: So far I woke up once at noon. But I chalked that up to being sick, so does it really even count? Doing pretty well so far.

  • Exercise at least 2-3x a week.. even if it's just a 30 minute session.
    CURRENT PROGRESS REPORT: I should clarify and change this to, "Burn at least 100+ calories per day." Because my FitBit tells me grocery shopping and running errands burns me at least 100-200 calories. And so in that regard, I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS. (But the actual "going to the gym" has not been achieved. Yet. The year is still young.)
  • Cook healthy and balanced meals.
    CURRENT PROGRESS REPORT: I sliced an avocado for the first time in my life yesterday. SO WORTH. Doing pretty well on this so far. Except I did consume an entire box of brownies in 1 week. Other than the brownie mishap, I'm doing well in this regard.
  • Be more thoughtful, generous, kindhearted.
    CURRENT PROGRESS REPORT: This past trip to the Philippines for Christmas made me realize how important gift-giving is, and how great it makes me feel to spread love. I'm going to make it a point to give back more, and do things for others.

I have several more resolutions, but they are too private to be shared on my blog. Hopefully writing this down keeps me focused!

I find that the best resolutions are the realistic ones... While having lofty goals is admirable, I think sometimes the changes that prove to be the most lasting are the ones made incrementally. And that's my two cents for today.