I don’t understand people who make long lists of yearly resolutions – I get overwhelmed just thinking about the normal day-to-day things I have to get done. I have just two granny-like goals for this year though and they are (a) to eat more home-cooked food and (b) to write just one sentence each day.
I eat most of my meals at home; I make breakfast every morning and I bring a lunch from home as often as I have the ingredients in the fridge to whip something up. Occasionally, I’ll buy a salad from some sketch salad bar near school or pop into Pret for soup or half a sandwich. I’ve been slacking on my dinners though. I couldn’t even tell you what I eat most days. I think a lot of times it’s cereal or a bowl of yogurt…sometimes eggs, occasionally delivery XD I eat out at least once, often twice a week. I think the real problem that’s so easy to look over is that I buy coffee drinks at least 3 times a week and that’s adding up significantly. I have a thermos, too….I’m pretty good at making and bringing my own coffee to school but during exam weeks all routines fall apart. So here’s to trying harder at maintaining a daily routine and cooking more of my own meals – this way, I’ll actually want to eat at home instead of going out for “some real food / not oatmeal for dinner.”
On the other hand, another thing that happens is whenever I become too busy in one part of my life, other parts of my life become much less important and are often ignored altogether. Whenever school starts up, I read less for leisure, I don’t take photographs anymore because I feel too busy to pull out my camera or I don’t exercise as much as I’d like because I’m “too tired” from school or work. So, I want to take small steps to bring that all into balance. This is where writing one sentence each day comes into play. I basically have been keeping a log of everything I eat in evernote for the past semester, so I figure if I just throw in a sentence at the bottom of the note page each day, that’s something I can easily manage.
I’m obsessed with evernote right now. I’m using it for meal planning and food logging, as well as general to-dos and notes. It’s awesome because I can access it from my laptop, school computers or on my phone. Annnndddd I’m a brat and my mom offered to get me an ipad mini for my birthday this month and I’ve been wanting one for a while just because “my laptop is too heavy to carry to school with me” soooo yeah. I’m going to hopefully be studying and writing more this semester! woo hooooo. A lot of my readings are pdf files and I just hate carrying around loose papers (again, I’m a brat).