ResolutionsJanuary 1st, 2009 at 12:23
New Year’s resolutions are ultimately just goals. For me, the trickiest part about goals is keeping them realistic. And I doubt it will happen here. But one thing I’ve noticed: while many goals are hard to stick with, if I can manage just one day in a few to pull everything off, I still feel pretty good about myself.
- Room gets thoroughly cleaned at least once a month
- Vacuum every two weeks
- Clean bathroom every two weeks
- Go through clothes and get rid of what I’m not wearing regularly
- Organize all the papers
- …AND the filing cabinet
- Have taxes done by end of February
- Live off $600 per month (occasional large expenditures OK, like trip to Louisiana, and possible down payment on a house)
- Keep up with Tithing, check at the end of each month
- Take a personal Finance course, learn good investment and plan for retirement.
- Pay gas and Utilities at least a week before they are due
- Find checkbook.
- Read scriptures daily
- Work on praying twice a day
- Sunday School lessons done a week in advance
- Read at least one gospel book every two months.
- Temple trip at least once a month (preferably every two weeks).
- Work toward being endowed.
- Karate at least twice a week.
- Yoga at least once a week.
- Rock climbing at least once a month.
- More biking and roller-blading in the summer.
- Write to friends and family more often.
- Don’t neglect my friends in town.
- Sort through the data. Organize it and get rid of old stuff (remember the filing cabinet).
- Make external backups of everything.
- Work towards Network + Certification.
- Work towards LPIC certification.
- Set up proper home network with Samba.
- Learn home network security.
- Finish soldering serial port to router.
- Read a chapter of a computer book a day (a week if it’s more than 20 pages).
- Figure out a path to finally graduating.
- Read 4 books a month
- Work on math or sciences at least once a week.
- Just be constantly learning.
Some of these goals are more inportant to me than others. And as a vague goal I want to find the things that need to be a priority and work out a schedule for keeping up with them. Essentailly, I want to learn how to put first things first in my day. But I also want one of those priorities to be having a bit of fun each day, and recognizing what fun is. So, here’s the list, today we’ll start with that bedroom…