I resolved to focus on my career, bought an interview suit, and am now on the fence about even looking. My reason for this change of heart is that I want to enjoy my shorter commute and low-stress job. It’s not that my job is without its stresses and deadlines; it’s just that I’m a seasoned pro here who knows my job well, including short cuts and knowing the right people to ask for help in most situations. Any new job entails a learning curve and possibly longer work hours and the main reason for our move was to increase my time with the kids.
What I have done:
- I sort of updated my Linked In skills/profile.
- I read one or two articles related to my field. It’s a struggle as I’m constantly tempted by other reading materials. Now if I can apply what I read to my work, that would be a bonus.
- I emailed my boss about upping the game in terms of building my skills at my current job. I figure that if I’m too lame to make a serious move and check outside options or go for higher titles, then I should make the most of my current situation.
Still, it feels like the new suit hanging in my closet is a constant reminder of my backpedaling ways!
In other areas:
I ate french fries two days in a row. I didn’t make a resolution to eat healthier but eating worse is never a goal of mine!
I have not stepped into my gym in months.
I have prepped dinner a few nights but still find it a challenge to make the most of my extra half hour per night.
I am trying to not let the house fall into utter disorder/mess before cleaning. I sweep up almost daily and try not to let things pile up. This is good in a way as I’m learning that big cleanings are a bigger chore and headache. The not so good part is that I end up doing more cleaning overall.
I have snapped at my husband (and others) much too often. Not doing well in terms of appreciating loved ones.
I’m still a stressful basket case at times (though no longer due to traffic and commute!)
I have done some armchair activism but nothing more.
I signed up for a class — nothing related to work, just fun time with the kids. I can’t wait…
I’m taking a photo a day. It’s not about being creative or artistic, although I try my best. It’s about documenting the small things in life from a messy sink to messy desk to a messy family life. A mess is what I got…
So even though I didn’t officially make resolutions, in the back of my mind, I still have some goals that I’m trying to achieve..or not. How are you doing on your goals and resolutions?