I’ve heard a rumor that it’s May. It sure doesn’t feel like May, and I’m not one to buy into rumors, but just in case these whispers are true, it’s time for a new round of resolutions.
Last month, I was all about finances. And, not to pat myself on the back or anything, but I did focus my energy much more on saving than spending, and I did get a new job.
That new job has inspired some new resolutions for this month.
For the last two years I have been the master of my schedule. I woke up in the morning, moseyed to a café and worked until I could no longer work—then I did something else.
I’m a little rusty on the day job thing, but slowly but surely I’m getting used to it again—and having health insurance that isn’t slowly ruining my credit score is nice.
Time Management is a priority. I’ve been doing alright with getting my freelance work done in addition to my jobby-job, but my work hours are long and I usually have to choose between writing/exercise/blogging. And the poor Fella is feeling a wee bit neglected. I don’t have any clue what people with jobs and kids and husbands do. I can hardly handle a job and a little bit of homework! I’m not striving for perfection, but each night of the week I will focus my energy on something that needs doing. I may not be able to exercise five nights a week, but if I can hit the gym twice a week and once during the weekend I’ll be okay with myself.
Walk to Work. My new job is directly across Central Park. The last few weeks have been about getting used to the new schedule, but as soon as this Month’s Metrocard runs out (May 7th) I’m going to get up and out a little bit earlier each morning and enjoy a few moments of sunshine and fresh air each morning and evening.
A Day of Rest. I’ve heard something about all work and no play making Jack a dull boy. Well, I know from experience that I have no problem getting lost in the whirlwind of adrenaline that comes with a packed schedule. BUT, I actually have a life I enjoy living, and so going forward I am making Sunday my day off. I have too much work to not utilize Saturday as a catch-up day. Of course, the next two weekends I’ll be in Michigan recording my audio book, so those weekends are immune to this resolutions. I am, however looking forward to having some alone time in a hotel room.
Have I mentioned that I miss the gym. I’m really looking forward to fitting it back into my schedule this month!
What are you resolving for May?