It is the middle of January. While I haven’t been perfect in checking off everything in my New Year’s to do list, I am on the right track.
On getting enough sleep: I have made it to bed at 10:30 only once in the past two weeks. My bed times have been between 11 pm and 11:30 pm.
On managing my time: I am doing better on this one. I have been finishing about 90% off my daily to do list. However, I haven’t started meditation yet. I did download several apps to help me do this.
On getting back to my usual running pace and mileage: This one is going well. I have managed to get back to doing physical therapy. I am back to my usual mileage and the physical therapy is going to get me back to my usual pace.
Trying to improve my habits is going to take time and won’t happen overnight. Small steps will lead to my goals. I have to remember that each day is a fresh start and a chance to improve. It’s funny that I am so disciplined in certain areas of my life such as my Vegan diet, exercising and managing the household. But I slack off with sleep, time management and physical therapy.
I am entering everything I need to do into my calendar. This way, my schedule is on every device: iPhone, iPad and Mac. I have got reminders and alerts on items that involve others. The calendar will help me become more mindful of what needs to get done. Hope your New Year plans are going in the right direction also!
The New Year is just days away. Every year, I have friends and family who make resolutions. Resolutions to change habits, lose weight, do more of something…the list goes on. Many of them achieve success but many of them don’t make it past March.
I have never made New Year resolutions in the past. But this year, I plan on improving myself. The path to change is not easy right? It is not enough to say “I want to change…”. There needs to be a plan with details for change to happen. Writing down the changes you want to make, may or may not help you. This year, I am writing them down.
Change 1: Get enough sleep. Shut everything off and be in bed by 10:30 pm.
Change 2: Manage my time better. Write down a schedule for each day of the week because everyday is different. I will use my calendar to help me from missing events and scramble last minute.
Change 3: Get back to my usual running pace and mileage. I have been plagued with injuries and simply need to do my physical therapy in order to improve certain muscles. I have been blowing off my exercises and it has really affected the way I feel and how I run.
It is a brand new year and I want to make it count. I want to make it an awesome year for me, my family and my friends. Will keep you posted on how it is going! (Pun intended…)
Are you planning on improving yourself this year? How will you do it?