It’s the beginning of a new year and that means everyone has whipped out the same old crusty resolutions list they’ve been working on since becoming an adult. Like most people i have a few generic items that make the cut year after year ( travel, save money) and while there isn’t anything wrong with that at all – i wanted to try and put together a list of not so big things that i can do every day, or often enough that it doesn’t really feel like a huge energy/time commitment that most resolutions have a tendency of feeling like.
- I want to read more. I don’t mean like articles from the front page of reddit, i mean like a REAL book. I can’t remember the last time i physically picked up a book, I’ve become incredibly accustomed to podcasts or audiobooks that whenever i see a person holding a book on the train I’m like wtf is WRONG with them. It’s pretty terrible. I need to read a book.
- Text people back, or better yet text people FIRST. I’m very much OK with as little contact as possible. My best friend lives in Florida, and we can talk everyday for a week before going radio silence for a month, and texting/talking to each other again like no time has passed at all. This sort of relationship has for sure spoiled me, and i assume everyone is like that. Not true. I’ve noticed that i sort of bank on friends for plans on weekends, and i need to start taking the initiative more often.
- Write more. A good friend of mine got me a journal a few months back (because I’ve been saying i need to write more for months and he got tired of me saying it) and i STILL haven’t used it. A few years ago i started to write a story for/about my nephew and cousin (both 6 years old now) that stared both of them, and my dogs as the main protagonist – but for one reason or another i stopped working on it, and it’s something i’d love to actually finish.