January & Starts

There’s something weirdly comforting about odd numbers, which makes me feel good about this year. It makes me feel good to look forward and pretend to have a clean slate. I’ve decided to go about my year in chunks, separating goals and habits into months so I can focus on one or two things at a time.

I’ve been reading The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papason, which is a great read, if not a bit overwhelming. How can I possiblity focus on ONE THING at a time when I want to do ALL THE THINGS and multitask my entire life and get overwhelmed by everything and nothing and just keep adding to my list of things and projects and wants and ambitions? I guess that’s just how life works, though. Tame the ambitions, but don’t give up on them.  I’ve actually been reading it since I took it out of the library in September (and continually renewed it). Reading has been one of those things in the second half of 2018 that I compeltely failed to do. I had other things on my mind, I guess. But I want to alter the focus. I feel like my mind has settled down a bit at least.

So for January my two things are:

  • clear surfaces and KEEP THEM CLEAR. This includes my car – and it also includes my bedroom floor where things just naturally pile up
  • keep track of what I eat, Via the Weight Watchers app. Starting WW again for the 1000th time is something I’ll cover in another post, but my aim for this month is to get perspective on what I eat, and see what goes into my body. I want to of course aim for healthy, but I feel like I need to use something like Weight Watchers to help me be mindful of what goes into my mouth. That being said, I just ate two Girl Scout cookies and I don’t feel bad about it at all. You should not feel bad about anything you eat. That’s something I’m continually learning.

I am starting a new position at my current library on Monday. It’s an exciting opportunity that allows me to be the supervisor of an entire department, and I’m looking forward to the new adventure.

What are your new adventures this month?

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