New Year’s resolutions are doomed to failure. For proof you only need to go to a gym early in the new year and then again in March – or so I’m told since I’d be more likely to be the one not there.
I have failed before and I have said I have failed before and said that this year will be different before – if you can follow that you might be deserving of a medal.
This year I have a slightly different plan. I’m going to try to relax just a bit. I’m terrible at relaxing. In work I’ll be worried that I’m not going to be ready for the day and if I am ready I’ll be worried that that means I must have forgotten something. I can’t control work but at least I may be able to control the rest of my life.
In the rest of my life I have a to-do list. And I used to set it up to repeat necessary tasks. This year I haven’t done that. This year I have a cunning plan…
It’s not as cunning as a fox who went to oxford but it will do…
I’m adding all new tasks manually. So when there is a day when I can’t do stuff, for wherever reason, I don’t schedule stuff. So far it seems to be working. I’m scheduling less and getting more done.
So have I made any resolutions this year?
Your mileage may vary…
Finish my novel (which has been here for the last umpteen years)
Finish another secret novel.
Submit 12 short stories.
And help a very special woman in my life in any way I can.
Will I succeed who can say?
I will know in time.
I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.
I sit here looking at this white space. What I could fill it with? Today is the seventh day of the year. And it wasn’t such a good day.
I’ve been on holiday this week. Its been nice to have had this time off but I haven’t achieved much. I’ve done some sorting in preparation of moving house, which is a good thing to get down, and saw Rouge One, but other than that not much.
I don’t want to drag you down with me, I sound like Marvin, but rather to express a thought. That silence is something so rarely experienced. Maybe it is something that should be experienced everyday.
It is so easy though to feel the need to fill every void – or rather to see empty space in one’s life as needing to be filled. When I haven’t set myself something to do for a day I never know what to do with myself.
I end up pottering about and walking just to meet a step goal. Which isn’t the best.
So, yes, today was a meh day. I can’t really call it bad, maybe I can, but a day of not much happening.
Tomorrow I’m back at work so at lease some small thing will happen.
I hope that you reading this now are well. I hope that if you get these moments of uncertainly and sadness that they pass quickly. And I hope that you have had a day filled with happiness and hugs.