Happy late new year!

Y’all, I completely forgot to wish you a Happy New Year and Happy Lunar New Year. But guess what? Resolutions, goals, new starts and the like can happen at any time. Why not today instead of some arbitrary landmark? I mean, I can dig “I will stop eating so much processed food after I finish this box of Girl Scout cookies,” but why wait until Monday to start your exercise program? Eat those cookies (enjoy them mindfully), but have an extra fruit or vegetable, too.

Whatever new habits you are establishing (or quitting!), start off simple and work your way up. Going to drink more water? If you usually do 2 glasses a day, don’t shoot for 8 right away. Try for 3 a day for a week. Determined to exercise more? Do a little bit at first, because you won’t make it a habit if every time you try you make yourself sore.

Diet, exercise, water, how boring. I know. But they are important. Another thing I am doing lately is trying to budget my time realistically. KonMari-ing my daily planner, if you will. Doing dishes doesn’t spark joy, but it has to be done. However, I am trying to look at more of my to-do list as “I get to” rather than “I have to make time for.” Join me with that, won’t you?