Monday, January 4, 2016
Question of the Month with Michael D'Agostino
Happy New Year! In honor of the new year, Michael asks,
What are some new year’s resolutions you’ve had in the past?
I pretty much have the same resolutions every January (and March, July, October, you get the picture).
1. Write more.
I have plenty of time to write. I'm at home. My kids go to school (occasionally). Where do the hours go? I do spend too much time surfing CNN, YouTube, and fiddling around with gmail. I do take incredibly long lunches, because I read while I eat. If I stay up too late, I nap. Basically, I need more discipline.
Once I do start working, I'm good to go, but getting in the groove takes time.
2. Eat less sugar.
The usual resolution is to lose weight. That means you need to burn more calories than you consume, over a long period of time. If you adopt an extreme diet (all grapefruit, wheatgrass, or brussel sprouts), you might drop pounds, but eventually, you'll crack, start eating other stuff, and eventually find yourself back where you started plus ten extra pounds. Yo-yo, baby. Been there, done that. So I'd like to focus on a different goal and see if that helps. But willpower is a serious issue. I have none.
3. Get rid of clutter.
I hate my house. Right now, as I type, my daughter is furiously (and fruitlessly) searching for something we bought several weeks ago. She's pissed and now I have to leave this blog and help her or she'll glom onto me and never let go. It's really hard to type with an 11-year-old strapped to your shoulder. So I must get rid of the clutter or we will all go mad searching for that illusive item that stands between us and true happiness.
Did you make any resolutions this year? How about joining this blog hop? Go see Michael at A Life Examined and sign up now!