An old favorite

Appropriate for the season, for tomorrow I return to work.

New Years resolutions, followup Day 3

Well, yesterday I didn’t do a yoga or running workout, mostly because I was so sleep deprived I felt that doing a workout would do more harm than good. I had gotten 4 hours of interrupted sleep the night before, and ended up taking a nap in the middle of the day. In fact, I fell asleep on the living room chair with two children running full throttle!

Today, I tried to turn it around a bit. I didn’t go to church this morning (need to get back on that schedule), but I did get in a yoga practice outside in the cul-de-sac. And, of course, some journaling and yoga. Last night, I got a lot of sleep, with quite vivid dreams.

I do think journaling and blogging is helping with the anger management. I’ve handled things marginally better, though I am still feeling a bit of resentment. I think a combination of cabin fever brought on by a two-week school vacation (including 8 hours in the van together), two or three rather severe illnesses, and the after-effects of these (read: house a lot messier than I would like) have tested our ability to regulate emotions around here. I resume work tomorrow, and our older one resumes school on Tuesday. The saving grace has been that the neighbor’s children have been out of school as well, so when we haven’t been off visiting relatives they have been playing in the backyard.

2009 resolutions

Ok, New Year. Time for resolutions, which this year are very simple. The strategy is to do something on each of these for 30 days, like a bunch of mini parallel 30 day trials.

  1. Journaling! I did ok in 2007, will do better in 2008. First step: write for at least 5 minutes every day in January, and post the results in my personal blog.
  2. Yoga. Do at least 10 minutes every day for 30 days, more is better. Journal each day about the results.
  3. Anger management. Harder to set a measurable goal about it, so I will just have to journal the results each day.
  4. While this won’t be everyday, I do want to pay more attention to my statistics blog. So, I will aim for one entry a week. If it grows enough, I might turn it into something more of a semi-professional hobby.
  5. Dream journaling.
  6. I don’t really need to change what I’m doing for career success, just keep learning, and keep speaking up.