I love the holidays when I can get together with friends and family and just “chill” (as the verb goes). Of course, such get-togethers involve food (I love to cook), good conversation, and lazing about. Much of this isn’t good for my exercise program, or writing, but I manage to get in at least a little of both.
New Year’s Day looms and that means resolutions. In my last blog, I wrote about my annual resolution to get ahead of “submit by” dates. Even if I fail and make only a few “early bird” submissions, the resolution will be worth it. It lingers in my mind.
A key aspect to resolutions is not to go overboard. A couple are ample. My two center on writing practice and exercise. When I limit my resolutions to a couple, I make headway. I may not get as far as I’d like, but I do make progress. I don’t overwhelm myself.
When people make a “list” of resolutions, often ten, I wonder how they manage. I suspect each individual experiences resolution-making differently, but no matter how many resolutions we make, I hope that one of them is to take time to breathe, to think, to improve something from writing to exercise to whatever goal each of us has. May 2016 be good to everyone.