- Read 10,000 pages of science, economics, health, history, or policy books. For 2008, it was read 25 books. This year, I thought to change it page-based as the previous one shied me away from larger books. Two 350 page books vs one 700 page book shouldn’t be a concern. See Reading for last and this years’ progress.
- Be more social. A lot of will power is required to force myself to attend social events. Over the years it has only gotten worse. Before it reaches the point of requiring professional help, I probably ought to change my habits.
Useful resolutions to me are things I realistically can and will accomplish applying moderate effort. Making too hard of a challenge will result in giving up too quickly. Making too easy of a challenge will result in doing something I would do anyway. Last year was the first time in a really long time I even bothered other than using 43things to make some goals I rarely have met more by accident than any real intent.
Some resolutions I would pick I already do to the extent I realistically would….
- Take the stairs and walk more. I already do these as far down the exercise more resolution as I realistically will go.
- Eat better. I already mostly avoid red meat and eat lots of green vegetables.
- Spend more time with family.
There are resolutions I would never actually keep without support from family and friends I don’t really have to keep me honest and stick to the narrow path….
- Less fat, less sugar, no soda, no sweet tea.
- Exercise more.
- Less time spent in front of the TV or computer.
- More blogging.
- I already do not smoke or drink alcohol.
- Get a Master’s Degree.
Hmmmmmm… Resolutions are bad for your health?
I haven’t checked my blog in a long while.
Followup on resolution #1. Apparently I did not followup on the 2nd?