Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Alright...so Sam has started his new blog ( http://sams-rantsnraves.blogspot.com/) and vowed to post 3-4 times a week, I shall try and work my way up to once a week and go from there...

In keeping with the normal theme this time of year, I've got a few resolutions. I know Dad has specifically mentioned NOT having any, but I've come to the realization that I work fairly well under pressure and with specific goals. I live and die by task or "to-do" lists. Unfortunetly I usually wait until the last minute to work these things, but I'm going to try and work on that too. So here they are:

1. Quit procrastinating. I have a feeling I'd be in a much different place in life if I could just beat this one bad habit. Specific items to focus on: Daily emptying of my inbox at work, not going to sleep until I've finished at least 75% of my daily "to-do" list (Yes, I make one of those everyday).

2. Get in better shape. Duh...I'm ok, but not where I want to be. Specific items to focus on: Cardio 3 times a week (how hard is it to devote just 30 minutes, 3 times a week?? Really!!). Fast food no more than 1 time per week (my current class has weekly lunches on Friday. Can't really skip those forever...rationalizing on my part?).

3. Get out of debt. Another common resolution. Specific items to focus on: See the above fast food item, stop myself from making impulse buys! I am notorious for doing this! My entire family knows my track record with vehicles. Bad joke is I'd rather trade a car in than put new tires on it. Bad because it seems on the surface to be true!

Alright...that's it...wish me luck!

4 comments:

Becky said...

Great to see a post from you, Buck. Good luck with your resolutions. I'm still thinking about mine, other than the one I posted--the Stashalong.

Buck Pennington said...

SN1 sez: 1. Quit procrastinating.

Oh, Hell...I can do that later...

:-)

Happy New Year! I see your bro's blog has already had a positive effect!

Laurie said...

I'm with you on 1 & 2. But uhm.... you actually make to do lists? What a novel idea.

Sam said...

For me, procrastination is a matter of balancing priorities. I am notorious for making sleep a low priority, making ANYTHING but reading (for school) a higher priority and finally rationalizing work as a higher priority than my family. The rationalization is that my family is the highest priority AND to support them in the style they've become accustomed to I need to work. It's a vicious cycle. But wait, this isn't my blog to rant on...