There’s nothing too earth-shattering about my new year’s resolutions, to be honest. They’re pretty much a continuation of stuff I resolved to do last year. I made headway in some things, but not in others, bah.
1. Get rid of the horrible Lobster font on my blog.
I don’t mind the simplicity of my blog format, but seriously, this header font has got to go.
2. Keep in better touch with my friends and family.
Filipinos in general are bad at keeping in touch with people, methinks. I refer to “keeping in touch” in the more meaningful sense, and not the usual social media poking/tweeting/liking/commenting that seems to pass for communication nowadays. I’ve been making more calls using Skype and Viber lately, and I’m planning to make it a regular thing.
3. Learn to cook more recipes. Especially veggie ones.
Now that I have my own place, I can experiment as much as I want! I usually make simple meals I hack together with whatever ingredients are left in the fridge and pantry. I want to start actually planning my meals so I end up with something that wasn’t hastily put together.
I was successful with eating more veggies last year. Now, I want to learn how to really cook them! A big chunk of the veggies I had were microwaveable frozen veggies, spinach/garlic/onions/corn that I would chuck into a soup or stir-fry, or veggie dishes from restaurants. I need to learn how to prepare more fresh veg dishes.
4. Get really fit.
I mentioned watching “Totem” in my last post… gotta admit, that was my inspiration for getting super fit this year! Haha. I keep myself relatively active — I do a lot of incidental exercise (maybe 30 min a day of brisk walking as part of my daily commute, 6 flights of stairs up and down, plus general moving around), do weights at home, go hiking and paddling when I can, go dancing. While that sounds like a lot, I have to admit I wasn’t as active as I hoped last year. There were a lot of times where I would slack off, especially with my weights. I resolve to up my fitness ante this year, and while the physique of a Cirque du Soleil acrobat would be impossible for me, there’s a lot for me to do!
5. Be more mindful.
Meditate more. Not to surf mindlessly on the Internet. Check my digital devices less. Get more sleep.
6. Write more.
These past few blog entries have been painful to write, and, I’m sure, painful to read as well. My writing is rusty. Gotta change that! I read one of my old blogs all the way to 2008. I had a good laugh about the person I was… I miss writing the way I did, and I realized I also missed having that record to look back on.
Wish me luck!