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Resolutions

I've decided that I'm going to start blogging again. I've said this so many times before but this year it ties in with my new years resolutions and I'm quite good at actually keeping those.

I'm not the sort of person that makes resolutions on the night or on New Years Day and then lets them lapse a week later. I tend to take the first two weeks of january to think up two resolutions, usually one silly and one serious, and then I stick to them throughout the year. I've done this the last few years and I do genuinely stick them out... but then I tend to make resolutions like "wear only underwear that makes you feel sexy" and "stop fighting with your sister". This year they've gotten a bit complicated and multi-part.

Resolution 1: To focus on finding and using appropriate coping mechanisms to deal with my stress, anxiety, and depression. Primarily, to do some sort of exercise on a semi-regular basis and to exercise as a relaxation technique when feeling overwhelmed. Also to have more sex, and to blog more often when I am feeling overwhelmed.

Blogging and exercise are both coping methods I used as a teen to deal with my anxieties. Somewhere along the line, I stopped doing anything at all to cope. And then my stresses just heap themselves on my head and I never really deal with anything, I just let it all get on top of me. And that is going to fucking stop right now. I may not be able to stop life from throwing stress at me but I can change how I deal with it.

Resolution 2: Be a nicer person, aka "Be the change you want to see in the world."

It's just nice to be nice. People forget that sometimes so this year I'm going to be nicer.

Back to the exercise thing. I have known for years that I cannot diet. It doesn't work. So I'm going to carry on eating whatever awful shite I feel like, I'm just going to do more exercise. And I'm not going to force myself into any sort of regimen where I must do x or y every day or every week or whatever. I'm going to little bits here and there. I'll pick and choose and if I choose to skip a day or a week I'm not going to assign myself any guilt.

Today's exercise: I walked home from work.

It is fucking freezing out there, incidentally. And now I am going to do some laundry, pick up some rubbish from my room, and then probably do some stretches. We went to london on friday and my thighs and calves are still tight.

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thirteen_ravens
Jan. 14th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
*waves* Good to see you again! Here's to a good new year. :)
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