It’s that time of the year, when we start reflecting on what happened during the past year and start looking forward to a new one. It’s also when we examine our lives and start making resolutions to change the things we don’t like. So far my goals for 2012 are:
- To be more active and get in shape. I’ve lost the weight and kept it off for over a year but I still have a little flab around the middle and I know I should be more active for the sake of my health. I know I enjoy yoga, it’s just finding (a) a class at a workable time and/or (b) finding room at home to practice without being attacked by curious cats.
- To simplify, downsize, declutter and generally minimize my impact on the planet and the impact of my stuff on my life. I recently read Miss Minimalist : inspiration to downsize, declutter and simplify by Francine Jay on my Kindle and this little book, coupled with my recent Intro to Philosophy class has inspired me to reduce the amount of nonessential things in my life and focus on the things that are essential.
- To write more. This one is a perpetual favorite because I never follow through on it. But I keep putting it on the list in hopes that this will be the year I finally get my groove back.
- To eat more healthily. I’ve lost weight and kept it off but I still eat too much processed food and not enough fresh fruits and (especially) vegetables. I never cook and rely on fast food too much on the weekends. I need to pull out my copies of What to eat by Marion Nestle, In defense of food by Michael Pollan and Food matters by Mark Bittman and refresh my knowledge of good nutrition.