Gosh it’s been nine days since the New Year started. I just flipped open my laptop to revisit my New Year declarations for the ‘end of the month’ and we’re not even half way through!
I really do have a lot of trouble sensing the passing of time.
If you’ve been playing along, gorgeous reader, you’ll know that I have declared 2015 the year of:
With an idea of keeping my goals front and centre I’ll revisit my declarations through the year and note my progress. Consider below a benchmark to measure against the next post on this subject:
The idea behind this declaration was to put myself more in front of the blog than behind it - and in a nutshell that meant photographing myself. Even as I type that I feel goofy and my inner critic is piping up with all the reasons that’s a poor idea - so she can just pipe down chirpy!
Progress: I haven’t started yet, but the intent is still there.
I have a feeling in my water that lunch is an untapped source of enjoyment for me. When I think of this declaration I imagine delightful containers, tasty and original fare, celebrating the meal of lunch in park-like surrounds, under the dappled shade of trees. To date I’m still eating at my desk - a adjunct task to this declaration might be to find some lunch spots to sit.
Progress: made my lunch and taken it to work each day so far - that’s four working days which is an all time record of consecutive homemade lunches already!
My sleep patterns are still in holiday mode. I love staying up late, but I hate getting up in the morning and end up being sleepy and a bit foggy during the day. To make this work I do need to go to bed at a fixed time each night and that time needs to be 9:30pm.
Progress: smashed it this morning with a 4:30am rise but it was more to do with sleep problems than the declaration.
Bonus round: a project for 2015
My wardrobe is bereft. It has tired and worn clothes that are ill fitting and bring me little joy. My project for this first half of the year is to build a capsule wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2015. This will mean thinking about the items of clothes I need; decide on a colour palette; determine what and where and when to buy items to build a wardrobe of clothes that mix and match for when the weather starts to cool.
Progress: Googled ways other people have approached this project and saved the links to Evernote.
Sketchbook Skool and January Cure updates
I’m doing two online courses. So far managing to keep up with as well as pace myself with Sketchbook Skool. We’re up to working to fit drawing in our sketchbooks every day. I’m feeling a bit shy about doing that at work so I’ll need to have a talk to myself to get over that stumbling block.
The January Cure course kind of fell after the first hurdle of cleaning all the floors, but I’ll pick myself up this weekend and get back on that bad boy.
Oh my goodness, that might not have helped you but it really got my ducks in a row. Today I’ll focus on eating my lunch away from my desk, and maybe while I do that, I can do a drawing in my sketchbook. Tonight I shall retire to my bed by 9:30pm and see how that affects my Saturday tomorrow,
Yes, I think these reviews might be valuable to keep a scatter-brain like mine on track. How about you - if you made an resolutions or declarations, how are they going? How’re you keeping yourself on track? Or, if you’ve fallen off the wagon, do you intend to reboot and get back up?