It's that special time of year when I skip workouts, avoid scales and revert to my college wardrobe of sweatpants and t-shirts regardless of what the social occasion calls for. God, I love the close of a year.
Bad personal hygiene habits aside, I also enjoy the end of the year because it signals a chance for a fresh start in the new one. That's right, I'm a resolution girl. Nothing makes me happier then to pull out pen and paper and catalog the ways I will be not only better but PERFECT in the New Year.
Here's a glimpse into my "Dena, only better" goals for 2013.
- Write Every Day. Could be 50 words, could be 5,000. I will write new words every day and blog posts don't count. No time off for holidays, birthdays, weekends, etc. either. Write, Dena. W-R-I-T-E.
- Publish 4 Magazine Articles.
- No TV for January. I know I can't go all year with no TV, but I'd like to spend less time zoning and figure cold-turkey is the way to go.
- Next Book Accepted for Publication. My editor has my next book proposal and fingers crossed it will fly. If not, I'll find a new idea and get the contract signed and the book started before 2013 ends.
- 5-Minute Daily Meditation. I balk at 15-20 minutes so fine, baby steps it is.
- Check Facebook Only 2x/Day. I can already feel separation anxiety setting in.
- Be A Better Friend. I need to work on being more present in my relationships and friendships.
- Small Movements. Yes, I exercise like a beast, but I want to incorporate more small movements into my daily life. Yoga, short walks, hiking, random chin-ups on commercial breaks (when I can watch TV again).
- Get 'er done. What is with the procrastination? As I write this, I can think of two light bulbs that need replaced, a coffee mug sitting in the front room waiting to be carried to the kitchen, and a folder full of recipes that needs sorting. It would take about 15 minutes to knock all three things out. Less stalling, more action in 2013.
- Handle Finances. This one is being forced on me by Blair, but he's right, I need to do it. We had, um, fun in 2012. Time to get back on track and reign in the spending. I get to be in charge of making sure we (but really I) stay on track.
I've got a few more private goals but there's the bulk. A leaner, kinder, wiser, peaceful, meditative, appreciative, non-TV watching writing machine. That's me in 2013.
Quit your giggling.