What was my New Year's resolution for 2011?
Enter more contests.
Yes, I decided that 2011 was the year of entering more contests, giveaways, and drawings. A pretty lofty goal if I do say so myself. If I'm being really honest, I set this goal because on my way to my New Year's party last year, I found out that I won an iPad from this silly contest that I entered. It was incredible. It took 2 seconds of my time, and I had no idea what made me enter it. But I won! And therefore my resolution.
Now, with that behind me, I decided I should make another one for 2012. I went though a couple of resolution ideas in my head...
- Spend more time petting my dogs. Just sitting down and petting them.
- Sleep in late. Seems easy to most, but to me, not so much. My brain gets full of all of the things I "need" to do.
- Get take-out once in a while. I normally hate take-out. It seems like a failure. A failure of making dinner. For whatever reason, going out to eat does not seem this way at all, but getting takeout seems like a cop out. But sometimes, you just need to chill, and get takeout.
- Sometimes, once in a while, try doing just 1 activity at a time. (i.e. when watching TV, put down the magazine, cell phone, vacuum, book and just watch TV)
And then...while in the car just about an hour ago, listening to my dorky obsession, "Science Friday" on MPR, I heard a teaser for the next segment. The segment was going to be a guy who wrote a book about Mindfulness and Meditation.
They discussed how mindfulness leads to .....well this is where the story gets a bit grey.
While listening to the radio and driving, and trying to hear what they were saying about mindfulness, I zoned out, and started making a list of things I wanted to do this weekend, what I want to pack for an upcoming trip, and what I needed to do when I got to my office.
So, while trying to hear the piece on mindfulness, my mind drifted away and I failed to hear how to become mindful. What's a girl to do.
I want to learn to be mindful, but missed the segment on it. Woops.
I don't like New Year's resolutions anyways.