Small plans instead of big resolutions

This entry has been published on January 5, 2014. Please bear in mind I have changed my views on some things since then. -- Dieser Eintrag wurde am January 5, 2014 veröffentlicht. Bitte denk beim Lesen daran, dass ich meine Ansichten zu einigen Dingen seither geändert habe.

Most people have one big New Year’s Resolution, and struggle with it. A way better idea that I heard during my stay at my parent’s place, in a Sunday morning interview with one of my favourite authors, Thomas Brezina (wikipedia), is the following:

Don’t make one big resolution. Try to think of a couple of things that you’d like to do during the upcoming year. Write them down, and during 2014, check every once in a while how you are doing on completing those plans.

So here are my plans for 2014:

  • find about 170 geocaches, so my total will be at least 500 by the end of 2014
  • walk another 2 parts of Lechweg with my mum
  • hike up Säuling, a mountain near my hometown, also with my mum
  • finally complete the trail that goes all around Vienna (“Rundumadum”)
  • make use of my Niederösterreich Card
  • complete courses worth 30 ECTS per semester, so I’ll finish my Bachelor’s degree within 8 semester in sum

and of course, the classic thing: restart going to Yoga and Gymnastics classes on a weekly basis.

Did you make a resolution? Or do you have plans, like I do?

One thought on “Small plans instead of big resolutions”

  1. This is a great idea! I totally failed trying to come up with “the big new years resolution”. This article made me write a list of my own:

    –do my running training at least twice a week (special occassions may qualify for exceptions from this schedule)
    –do a 7-minute-workout every morning (there’s an app for that on my girlfriends tablet)
    –visit Amsterdam in Summer (with girlfriend)
    –establish improve morning/evening bathroom routines (I’m very picky about my morning/evening bathroom routines and never live up to my own standards (which I do not apply on other people))
    –get rid of a huge share of my books (at least 50%)
    –start playing chess again (on a weekly basis)
    –use my f****ing calendar to keep track of deadlines.

    and of course: stay active in university politics in a way so it does not stop me from studying.

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