I’ve been inspired by the posts of several friends. I think it’s time to make a list of goals for this new year. I hesitate to call them New Year’s Resolutions, because I am notoriously bad at keeping those. But I really do want to achieve these few things. Achieving them will make my life better. So here goes.
1. I will shift my thinking on cleaning my house, from thinking of it as a job to keeping a home. This way it isn’t a chore. It’s the maintenance of a good life.
2. I will gain control of my psyche, so that I will no longer cry every time I feel an emotion. Seriously – happy or sad, I feel it acutely and I cry. I’m tired of crying so easily, for no real reason.
3. I will keep my work life and my non-work life separate. I will do this by allocating a block of time at home for work, and keeping to that schedule.
4. I will organize and prioritize my work for the coming day at the end of each work day. A written list posted in a visible place will help me stay on track. It will also allow my colleagues and administrator to see where they might be in line for service.
5. I will continue to enrich my life with reading for pleasure. Even though the line between pleasure reading and work-related reading blurs regularly.
6. I will, finally, choose a path into the future, and do whatever I need to do to assure steady progress. No more dithering.
7. I will find a solution to my worrying. I joke about it (as does the rest of my family), but I really, TRULY want to get control of it. It’s completely non-productive, it steals my sleep and my peace of mind, and it’s not funny any more.
So there they are. I made only one resolution last year, and I failed to keep it for long. Let’s see how well I do in 2012.