I thought it would be interesting to look at where my head was about 10 days into this year. Never have I documented a year like this, so the fact that I can look back has made this month’s reflections an interesting exercise.
On Jan. 10, I was on the mend from a nasty cold that hit me three days into the New Year. I was finally feeling like myself again and reflecting on New Year’s resolutions. For years, I’ve made these very lofty health goals come the New Year. They were goals I would internalize, not tell anyone, then not really keep them, either.
This year, the goal was to run daily, but the outcome I was looking for was to write (outside of work) and reflect a little more, to feel healthier, to prove I could make time every day to one little thing for myself that has a positive influence on my life — improving my health.
Although this time of year makes it oh-so-easy to overindulge — and I have certainly done that since Thanksgiving — I’m still making that time. It’s been hard as holiday gatherings and extra busy year-end work schedules have left me pressed for time, but it’s still happening — and it’s happening every day.
One of the things I noted in that post on day 10 was how good it felt to keep myself accountable — and with 10 days left, I still feel the exact same way.