Around this time of year I often hear friends and Facebook acquaintances announce new benchmarks they'd like to meet in health, careers, relationships, etc. But I never liked resolutions and instead opt for a more concerted effort to be better balanced, to be well-rounded into everything I dip my toes.
So as I've promised myself in the summer, I'll be aiming to cook more food than buy lunch and dinner, and I'll be seeking to work out three times a week at least, which is the same vow I made to myself in March (and I did accomplish that more often than not).
Balance has always been a tough thing for me to achieve. For example, I love watching sports, but sometimes I feel guilty about spending so many hours devouring Raptors games, NFL playoffs, random tennis matches. I took hockey out of my viewing habits, and not having cable helps, but I can do better in turning my attention to important self-improvement opportunities such as reading more, learning about developing a podcast.
So feel free to resolution it up but think about the balance of what you want to tackle and what is valuable to your life. It's not easy task, but all the worthwhile stuff usually isn't, right?
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