I spend so much emotional energy every day ‘saying no’ to myself because of my autoimmune adventures that my New Year’s Resolutions tend to be more of the ‘saying yes’ variety. The good news is that (outside of fixing my sleep schedule) I’m really good at forming habits.
- Office Goals. Become the most positive person at work. This shouldn’t be too difficult. (I don’t have a self-esteem problem. Hah.)
- Reclaim ‘Dead Time’. Add structure to evenings so I don’t come home from work and by the end of the night have no recollection of what I did besides graze and watch a screen. This might require using a calendar to set up productive blocks of time and annoying alarms to snap me out of a daze.
- Volunteering. Let’s start with once and move on from there. I’m tentatively focusing on spring outdoor cleanup along the lake.
- Read at least 20 books. It’s a cliché resolution, but in 2016 I was the worst in ten years with only 9 books read so apparently I can’t be trusted.