This is going to be an amazing year!

Word of the Year

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but I do want to keep building better routines and moving forward with my self-improvement. What better way to achieve that than by concentrating on what matters? Focus is my word for the year, and there are a few reasons why.


I want to put more of my attention toward the activities I enjoy and my creative pursuits, and I want to develop routines and systems for doing them, even if it's just a little bit to move forward. You can accomplish a lot in a short period of time, and while I'm not trying to become a productivity stickler, I do want to devote more time to the activities that bring me personal satisfaction.

Break some bad habits that I have

The holiday "break" has re-inforced some bad habits. Not tracking my food intake consistently and falling off the workout wagon a bit. I wrote a post about how I view "Falling off the Workout Wagon"and am taking my own advice to heart. The best thing I can do is not dwell on it and just dive right back into it.

Along with starting to exercise again, I've also been staying up way too late. It's okay to stay up, but perhaps not as late as I have been:) Which has seriously interfered with getting consistent sleep, another habit I want to change. I've been getting little sleep, which is bad for my physical and mental health. On weekdays, I aim to get a full 7 hours of sleep and go to bed by midnight.

Playing too many mobile games: I keep taking breaks even while I write this to play on my phone so you can understand why this is a goal of mine. Of course I'm going to continue to play games but I've been over obsessed with a few of them and it's been eating away at some of that 'focus' time.

Getting up and getting the day going; After the kids are off to school I tend to procrastinate starting my day and workout, often "easing" into the day with too much mobile game time. I'd like to improve my morning rituals, maybe while drinking my coffee I can read a book or jot down some thoughts.

Keeping it Short But Sweet

I'll be following the posts both here and elsewhere, and I want to continue using the approach that has been successful for me: "keeping it short but sweet." I don't have a lot of free time, even when I'm focused, and I'd rather "show my work" than not at all. So stay tuned because there will be more!

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