It is hard to believe, but 2009 is soon to be a distant memory. There is always talk about resolutions at this time of the year. You tend to hear the same ones every year. People talk about quitting smoking, losing weight, exercising more, etc.. Usually, a typical resolution will only last for a few months before a person gives up on it.
I have never liked New Year’s resolutions because why wait until the start of the New Year to start a goal? The time is today to start that personal goal of yours. However, this is a great time to really take stock of where you are at in your life and what direction you will be taking in the next year. During the past year, I achieved a few of my resolutions from last year. I am drinking far more water than I used to and have cut down dramatically on drinking soda pop. I still have a problem with making trips to the fast food joints but I am eating a lot more veggies and overall, my diet is a lot healthier. Having said those things, Here are a few of my resolutions for the upcoming New Year.
1. Manage my time better.
This is a resolution that many people have. It is amazing how much time a person really wastes in a typical day. Spending excess time on the computer, watching television or talking on the phone are ways that many folks waste time. My problem is just lack of planning and I would like to do a better job of planning my day in the next year.
2. Watching a sporting event without elevating my blood pressure.
I consider myself a very mild-mannered guy except when my favorite teams are playing. Those of you who are passionate sports fans know exactly what I am talking about. Sometimes I find myself probably more nervous than the players and that has got to stop. We fans have very little control over the game and how a player or team performs in a certain situation. I have no control over a player who misses a tackle. I can control my anger and disgust with my team. Just enjoying the game more is something I need to do more of.
3. Improve my texting speed by 50 percent.
I consider myself a pretty fast typing and I am pretty fast at instant messaging. However, send me a text message and my slowness suddenly appears. Maybe it has to do more with my cell phone! Or maybe not!
4. Read more books.
I really enjoy reading inspirational, history and sports books. But like most people, I just do not take the time to sit down with a good book. If I can find time sit down and read the newspaper, I can find to read a book.
5. Meet new people
I have this resolution nearly every year. Since joining a few social networking sites, I have met some really wonderful people from all over the country. And I hope on meeting more people in the next year.
6. Get more sleep and rest
I live a very active lifestyle. I work hard and play hard. Some days, I just want to lay in bed and sleep all day! I have found that going to bed earlier in the evening is a great way of feeling well rested for the next day. Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is something I need to do more of.
7. Quit the whining
I tend to whine too much over little things. Like the weather! I do not like cold weather and I tend to whine more in the winter than at any other time during the year. There is always a silver lining to everything and I need to have a more positive attitude. I think those brutally cold days really makes me appreciate the nice summer days even more. See! I am already on track for this resolution!
I hope everyone has a great upcoming New Year and please make it the best year of your life!!