Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Another year gone, another year ahead of us. It's about this time people generally make resolutions for the New Year, isn't it? My list of New Years' resolutions will need to be split into three parts: resolutions for my day-to-day life, my Geekolutions for 2014, and the list of creative projects I'm planning to undertake this year.

But let's start with the basics:

1. Get a Job!
Easier said than done at the moment, but it's still priority number one. Which I didn't really think needed stating in a New Year's resolution yet again, but I decided to put it in anyway.

2. Get Fit
I took a shot at exercising regularly for last year's resolution, but I may have been trying to do too much too soon. I do take long walks two or three times a week, so I get a bit of exercise that way, but I'm going to try and find a more regular exercise routine that works for me.

3. Get Out More
This one's not as easy as it sounds. As much as I would like to go out and socialise a bit more, the fact is that I have a very limited income, and most of my friends live outwith my local area. Still, I'm going to try and make an effort to attend some GUGS socials this year, maybe visit Geek Retreat a couple of times a month, and even see if I can join a local writer's group, or put one together from other writers that I know.

4. Get Better At Using Social Media
It's not that I can't use social media, I just don't use it consistantly. But I'm going to have to try and use it a bit more, because Facebook is pretty much the only way I have (beyond Skype) of staying in touch with my brothers and their families, and Twitter is a pretty good place to hear the latest on book publishing, news on TV shows and movies, and also there are just some really cool people on there. Of course, there are some really horrible people too, but that's what the block button is for.

5. Blog More Regularly
Damn, I couldn't figure out a way to put 'Get' in there without it seeming really contrived. Oh well. Anyway, my blogging consistency has been pretty spotty, mainly because I've been struggling to decide on topics to post about. But I'm a writer, and I need to keep myself busy, so I'm sure I'll work something out.

That's pretty much it for lifestyle-focused resolutions. I'll be back tomorrow with a list of 10 Geekolutions for 2014.

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