Day 365: 2018 is 2017 2.0

All right! New year. A bit of a sleep in, some exercise, then a full day of board games with friends. Here’s the deal:

2018 is basically “2017, but a bit better.” No massive resolutions. No giant shifts. A swing towards making our own food, but mainly there’s one goal:

look at the good things we did in 2017 and do them more regularly.

This includes the morning exercise and the nightly checklists. Deleting Netflix off the devices (which I did already). Making time for fun, but scheduling it a bit so it’s fun with intent and not just mental space-filling.

Log food at the beginning of the day and stick to it.

Weigh myself daily.

Work the side hustle and schedule time for it.

Make the most of my volunteer responsibilities and schedule time for them.

Basically, it’s “schedule the things” and “stick to the schedule,” with lots of “be sure to schedule breaks and open periods and flex time.” Don’t try to kill myself with the regimented life, but have an idea of what I’m doing and do things with a little more intention.

To that end, I’m scheduling myself a few days in advance in Google Calendar. I think that’s going to be key.

In essence, it’s just work the stuff that works. No new things (other than trying to make our own food as much as possible). Just refining the existing things. In some cases, letting some volunteer responsibilities go once I’ve put the work into a system that lets me hand them off.

I feel like it’s going to be a good year. 2017 was getting sobriety on lock; 2018 is going to be a year of chipping away at all the other stuff. I don’t think it’s going to be a perfect year, but it’s definitely going to move me forward.