I was planning to go with the phrase happy, healthy, kind but it really isn’t doing any thing for me. In January I have revisited some lifelong character truths that may explain why.
- I am a procrastinator when I really don’t care about a task or find it uninteresting, annoying, onerous. I do respond really well, though at the last minute, to real deadlines with consequences. Thus I always got my work done well and on time but with an intense last minute push.
- I don’t like to exercise by myself and then I am pissed that my body aches and isn’t strong. I do like to sit and read. A lot.
- I don’t like to call people just to chat and am terrible at small talk. I do love intense, meaningful and interesting conversations with people I trust yet I really procrastinate on reaching out to make the connections that would let that happen.
Hmmm. Like everyone though I have lots of habits for better or worse.
How to survive the state of retirement where deadlines and need to do things is really ill defined and the consequences are mainly to my own health and happiness?
Perhaps my word for the year needs to be “action”or “active”? What other words might work?