One of my goals for this year is to follow Gretchin Rubin’s Happiness Project. I read the book last year and, like Gretchen, felt that my life could be a little bit happier if I was systematic about it. Each month I create a list of resolutions centered around a common theme. Each resolution is actionable and I keep track of my progress on a spreadsheet.
This month’s theme is “Energy” simply because everything else will be easier, if I have more energy. My resolutions this month are:
- Get enough sleep
- Track WW Points
- Drink water
- Tackle a Nagging Task
It is the 11th day of the month and I can’t say I am doing it perfectly, but it is helping. I am sleeping better and eating a bit healthier. I am also getting a lot of tasks accomplished that I have put off for quite some time.
Some days I think the “nagging tasks” resolution is sapping my energy. I have been running all of us to at least one appointment a day for the last 10 days. It is rather exhausting. But, at the end of the day, it is one less thing that I have to worry about and I sleep better.
I’m not sure if I would consider myself happier at this point, but I’m not worried. It hasn’t even been a month and I’m still working out all of the kinks. Overall, like the 365 Project, I think it will be a good way to focus myself throughout the year.
How are you focusing your energies this year? Do you have a year long project? If so, how is it going?