I know I’m a couple of weeks late for New Year’s Resolutions but hey-ho. Here they are.
1. Relearn to focus.
I have always inhabited a comfortable space somewhere between single minded and easily distracted, generally able to become one or the other as necessary. Recently however, I have realised that my ability to control my focus is waning. I spend too much time tinkering on my laptop with the television on, doing neither activity particularly well and remaining unfulfilled by both experiences. This is ridiculous and is spilling over into other areas of my life. From now on I will choose one thing to do and do it; if I am distracted into something else, I will abandon my first pastime and do the second. Simple.
2. Be a better friend.
In the last few months I have had cause to be exceptionally grateful for my wonderful friends and I am aware that I do not nurture my friendships in the way that I should. Tending towards reclusiveness as I do, I can be a lazy friend. In 2012, I will be try to be more sociable and will certainly be more appreciative of the great people who surround me.
3. Be able to turn stop in both directions.
4. Explore different ways of making a living.
I like my job, I do, but it doesn’t please me on anything other than a superficial level. It affords me the time and money, generally, to do the things I want to do but I can’t help thinking that there could be a more fulfilling way to earn a living. ‘Working to live’ is all very well, but I spend a great deal of my waking hours at work, so it’d be nice if those hours were intrinsically rewarding rather than simply being an investment in my leisure time.
5. Stop being the drunkest person in the room.
6. Get happy.
Absolutely no idea how to achieve this one. Hopefully the other resolutions will lead me in the right direction and life will fall into place. Or maybe I’m just a miserable bugger and I need to accept it, embrace it and crack on. Who knows? Hopefully 2012 is the year I find out!
Bring it on!