In 2009, I was in a good full time job working downtown, near where all kinds of food establishments were. That included a food court accessible by a tunnel from the building in which I worked, being in cold and stormy Canada during winter, to give me easy access to work lunch year round. It made it all too easy to buy lunch every day and never having to think about making lunch the evening before. After all, what was I earning a decent living for if not to enjoy life? And this was no splurge. There was a lot of fast food from that food court, I regret to admit. It was just the free time from cooking that motivated me not to cook for lunch, though the fact that a regular meal also got me two fast food meals, and not one that seemed much healthier. That perception, though, was probably a misperception, in part, from my choice not to go for vegan salads or other healthier meals that didn’t provide caloric needs for my marathon training.
After having shared my Resolutions Planning Workbook yesterday, I thought I’d show an example of how I use it through a couple of resolutions I just committed to in 2021.
These resolutions are about sleep, both going towards getting what I deem to be enough sleep, but done in a consistent way rather than binging catch-up sleep periodically. The body can’t fully catch-up on shortage of sleep to get the same benefit as if the same amount of sleep had been spread out evenly. Lack of sleep on many days also means one can’t be as fully alert and present as if with good sleep, to bringing the same energy to things, all else being equal, to life, whether to activities and/or to other people. That energy is about as fundamental a thing as a person can bring to life to live it best, and sleep is, without doubt, the most effective way to fuel that, even more important than the equivalent food deprivation. That’s how important sleep is once you understand what the latest research tells you, and that’s why it’s worth two resolutions to me, with that goal of sufficient sleep (around 7 hours a night to minimize cognitive decline) consistently, being my number one goal of the 2020s. So with that background in mind, here are my notes for the two goals. I will make the headers of one goal red, and the other blue, to denote the difference.
According to research, only half of New Year resolutions make it out of January (27% given up in first week), and only 8% last the year, fulfilled or not. If making New Year resolutions, or any time of year resolutions, hasn’t worked out well for you, try my methodical approach based on research and a few decades of personal experience in the new printable workbook, with detailed instructions, I have just created to share. It’s on a separate page so as to have a tidy URL, but creation of those pages don’t get “announced” so I am writing a post for it.
I absolutely loved the idea! Unfortunately, unless you were Maya Angelou, you should probably just stick to one memoir… even if your memoir were only a 6-word memoir. For the record, mine is Everything Done Will Mean More Later.
However, there’s nothing wrong with writing lots of 6-word biographies, so I’m dedicating this post to the concept. That means I will add other 6-word biographies as I think of them, to this same post, mostly of famous people so others can relate, but also the occasional specific person in my life for an inside joke. Real biography links courtesy of Wikipedia.
If you have any 6-word biographies to share, please add them to the comments. Thank you.
Not enough channels to share everything!
– Ted Turner
WTF??? Ask in Facebook survey. LMFAO!!!
– A certain 16 year old distant relative I know
Superman. On screen and off screen.
– Christopher Reeve
My Way, with other people’s songs.
– Frank Sinatra
My Way. My Songs. My Show.
– Paul Anka
Fame became infamy between my legs.
– Bill Buckner
Yes we can. Yes we will!
– Barack Obama
Born to be Vice-president, not historian.
– Joe Biden
Repeat Om mani padme hum forever…
– Any Dalai Lama
Good heart, bad lungs, no wardrobe.
– Darth Vader
Six words? I want six memoirs!
– Maya Angelou
Great in many ways, relativity speaking.
– Albert Einstein
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 6.7