Ohhhh, let’s see how I did on my 19 for 2019.
24 books / read habit
Eat more plants
Try the local farmers’ market
- Choose a home renovator
Get a cool cubby house
Consider something for kids to climb too
- Journal habit / write habit
- Sketchbook habit / art habit
12 new classes / workshops (crossing it out because I tried my best and I could only do 11!)
- Choosing to enjoy life everyday*
Be more eco friendly
Make house even nicer e.g. no clutter
Be less sedentary / daily walk
- Ballet posture
Meet new people
Play an instrument
- Clear paperwork
- Less computer time
And as for my 2019 resolutions?
- *Enjoy life – This was the main theme. For me it meant having a sense of being present and alive, and I have been gradually picking away at that one. I’m getting better at it.
- Read a book every day – Yes.
- Write in journal every day – Nope.
- Draw in sketchbook every day – Nope.
- Follow your curiosity / Make the time to do it interestingly – Nope.
- Join the world – I tried. But nope.
Sneaking in a couple of pages of books while being around kids is pretty easy. But not journal writing or sketch-booking. And when they’re finally asleep and I have alone time (around 9pm) it’s like I do have the capacity to read more books, but not to do journalling or sketch-booking. I gotta think on that one.
August-October I was medium-sick.
October-December I had some medium-stress.
So I didn’t really feel like myself from August. It’s taken a long time to get back to feeling like me again (i.e. now! end of year!) Just in time to get ready for a new year.
Sooooo I was reading this book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy about cognitive behavioural therapy (still reading it actually, I take a million years to read some non-fiction!) and today I asked Siri to play a random podcast episode, and she chose a This American Life episode called Ten Sessions, which is about a woman undergoing cognitive processing therapy. A very interesting episode. (TW: SA)
From Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit:
“We inhabit, in ordinary daylight, a future that was unimaginably dark a few decades ago, when people found the end of the world easier to envision than the impending changes in everyday roles, thoughts, practices that not even the wildest science fiction anticipated. Perhaps we should not have adjusted to it so easily. It would be better if we were astonished every day.”