Saturday, February 13, 2016

New Year Resolutions in February

Evidently timeliness is not one of my New Year’s resolutions since it is nearly half way through February and I’m just now posting this blog entry! Perhaps a better resolution for me is to not beat myself up so much about all of the things I can’t do.

That’s getting to be a big one!

Honestly, 2016 didn’t come in with a bang. Rather it came in with a sniffle, cough, headache etc. I’ll blog more about that when I do a health update.

I didn’t do so great with my 2015 resolutions. My goal was to paint 12 paintings. Well, I did three.

Part of the problem is that my stamina just isn’t what it once was. I feel okay, but the number of productive hours in the average day is shrinking. I do the most urgent things first, and there isn’t always anything left for the things I enjoy or the things that just make me happy.

That is not a complaint, however. We have to make choices about how to spend our time, and while I’d love to do the things I just purely enjoy, I do feel like the work I am doing instead is important. It gives me meaning, not just pleasure. So, I’m content with the choice.

That being said, this year’s resolution is to blog more often. I’d like to blog at least once a week. I’d really like to blog every day, but that’s probably a bit too ambitious. Unlike painting, it doesn’t take a lot of set up to blog. If I just make myself do it, then it would only take maybe 10 minutes a day.

When I was still working, I’d sometimes blog while eating my lunch. It was just a few minutes, but it made my work day so much more productive. It was like a lunch time brain dump of all the stuff rattling around in my noggin. Once the decks were cleared, I concentrated so much better through the afternoon.

Right now in HPSland there is so much going on that there is just a lot of stuff floating around in the old noggin. Perhaps cleaning house up there a little more often wouldn’t just be enjoyable, but practical too.

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