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Wednesday, January 17

Resolutions2007 - Improving Work Ethic and Enjoying Work

It just occurred to me that part of improving work one's work ethic may involve learning to enjoy the work more. So? Work - what's so good about it? Well, for one, it's something to do. One thing I really hate is having nothing to do. That rarely happens. I usually have ton of things to do, but occasionally I've been stuck somewhere that I couldn't "work" on anything and had to just sit and wait. I probably should think about how to enjoy that too. One thing at a time.

Tuesday, January 2

2007 Resolutions

I got a bit carried away with relaxing and having fun New Year's Eve, so I'm a bit late about working out my resolutions. For now, I'm just going to post a quick list. Later, I'll refine them and make more specific goals out of them.

Priorities:

1. Have better relationships with family and friends.

2. Improve my health.
- Develop a habit of eating more fruits and veggies (with a goal of 5 per day).
- Continue exercising.
- Drop a clothing size (approx. 30 pounds.)
- Get HDL level up to 40 through supplements, diet, exercise.

3. Improve the aesthetics in my home. (fancy way of saying clean it up and decorate)

4. Improve my work ethic.

"Extra Credit"
-Study my electronics book and be able to explain the concepts in it and demonstrate them with hands on projects.
-Build a working robot.
-Write daily.
-Improve my skill in drawing - practice with the drawing without a model book and with portraits and occasional models.
-Improve Guitar skills.
- Learn the different types of scales.
- Learn 12 new guitar chords.
- Learn 12 songs.
- Be able to know what note(s) is being played instantly - and recognize any chords I've learned.
-Write one song with a simple background.

Last Year's Resolutions in Review

Research Secular Humanism and meet some humanists. - done
Research Unitarian Universalists and meet some. - done
Develop a habit of exercising 3 times per week with family and friends. - partly done - exercise yes - not always with family/friends

Develop a habit of eating more fruits and veggies (with a goal of 5 per day). - needs work
Research the Ten Commandments and be able to describe and explain them. - done
Study my electronics book and be able to explain the concepts in it and demonstrate them with hands on projects.
Build a working robot.
Write daily.
Improve my skill in drawing - practice with the drawing without a model book and with portraits and occasional models.
Learn 10 guitar chords. Learn 2 songs.
- partly done
Learn 10 piano chords. Learn 2 songs.
Practice singing daily for at least 5 minutes. Write one song with a simple guitar chord background (perhaps a holiday piece).
Clear clutter out of the house.
Assign spots for all items in the house.
Refinance the house.
Give more attention and time to family and close friends.