Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I've never been a fan of the word "discipline."
It evokes the feeling of doing what I should be doing for my own good, but with a lot of reluctance. See: practicing piano, stopping myself before helping three of french fries and putting that buttery leather bag back on the rack.
The key phrase: for my own good.
Discipline – when self-inflicted with a goal in mind – can be good.
So this year's project is discipline. I'm doing what's good for me, whether I like it or not.
Good for my body.
I want to put more good stuff in and be more active this year to get my energy up. Sure, it's always a goal, but now there's a plan and a partner in action. I'm going to drink more water, snack healthier (my weakness) and get reacquainted with the gym.
Good for my mind.
This blog is something I really enjoy, yet it's often the first thing that gets pushed off the post-work to-do list. Same with writing for pleasure. I'm going to write something every day, whether anyone sees it or not.
Good for my heart.
For some reason I have yet to pinpoint, our trip home this Christmas left me more homesick than ever. Spending time with those I care about is important, and I need more of it. I'm going to get over my phone-phobias and make an intentional effort to stay connected with friends and family near and far.
What does that mean here? More posts. More professional and style advice. More presence. (Not necessarily more of these touchy feely personal posts.)
What are you working on in your life right now?