Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Year

I cannot believe we are halfway through January already! As always, time has surprised me by passing much more quickly than I thought. I wonder how I am perpetually shocked by this? You'd think I would learn... Oh, well.
As it is the new year, I guess I am supposed to have some New Years resolutions. However, I don't think I have anything concrete, nothing like 'I am going to get straight A's this year' or 'I am quitting eating sugar'. I think my resolutions are more like... guidelines. (Hee hee, name that movie!)
Anyhow, here are a few things that I would like to see myself improving in my life this year:
1) I would really, honestly, no-joke like to blog more. I love blogging and writing and playing around with themes and photos. I want to promise myself to take a little bit of 'me time' to simply blog. Even if nobody out there even reads this.2) I want to improve my health. I want to drink more water, eat healthier, and exercise more. And by 'exercise more' I mean my form of exercise, which excludes running and push-ups, but includes yoga, walking, and possibly some pilates.3) I want my life to be more peaceful. And no, I don't mean more boring. I still want excitement and crazy activities and surprises, but I want my inner self to be more at peace with my life. I am really starting to believe that the more optimistic you keep your thoughts and mind, the happier you can let yourself be.4) I want to stop neglecting my journal. The poor thing has been sitting in my backpack for quite a while now with no new entries, and I am starting to feel bad. I definitely need to write in it more.5) I want to stop wasting my time. And yes, this sounds weird, but I have realized that I have a habit of filling my time with stuff I don't need to be doing! For example, flipping through channels on TV when nothing is on when I could be reading a good book, or drawing, or blogging. I need to seriously improve my time management skills.So there are some of my 'guidelines' for this year. I am sincerely hoping that by following them, I can see a difference in my life. And so far, it's been going good. We'll see if I can keep it up!