I’ve been meaning to write again for a while, and Bethany inspired me to get back on the blogging wagon (am I adapting that metaphor correctly?) with a list of new year’s resolutions. I read Lifehacker regularly, and they’ve had a lot of good tips over the years about how to make effective to-do lists that boost your productivity. One memorable tip is to break items down into specific-as-possible tasks, so you have a clear idea of what to do rather than a vague goal. For example, instead of “Get healthy,” you might try, “Eat a salad for dinner three times a week,” or “Take the stairs up to my fourth-floor apartment every other day.” I’ve tried to apply this tactic to my resolutions this year. I’ve also tried to limit myself to only a few goals so I’m less likely to be disappointed.

  1. Exercise regularly, between three and five times a week. Jordan and I have been good about keeping this one together, although the real challenge will start tomorrow (which is when my spring semester starts and chaos ensues).
  2. Don’t use the couches as extra storage space. This is my specific task derived from my vague goal of “be a tidier person.”

And that’s actually it. I told you it was short. We’ll see how I do with these over the next few weeks, and then maybe I can think about adding to the list.

Happy new year, blog-o-sphere. It’s nice to be back.


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