There are two things in 2013 that I started to consistently and sincerely prioritize. They are:
I started using Goodreads last year (I know, right? super late!) to track my reading after I got a Kindle Fire for graduation. I set a goal to read 20 books for 2013. Well, as of last night I’ve got five to go and three weeks to read them. I also have stacks of magazines that I’m behind on (I have about 12 subscriptions – yes! to those print things with words and pictures!), but nonetheless, I really made an effort to carve out time for reading.
We joined a gym in January. No, not because of resolutions. Mostly because I needed something to get me out of the house during my first bitter winter back in the Heartland. A couple of weeks into our membership, I decided to check out a spinning class. I got there about five minutes before class started. It was full. Whomp whommmp.
I went back the next day – about 15 minutes early – got myself a bike, asked for help adjusting it and a few pointers, and the rest is history. I’ve been to spinning at least once a week since that first time (except for a couple of weeks I was out of town). I usually hate getting ready to go to the gym, the drive there, and usually the first 15 minutes of class, but afterward I always feel amazing (in an exhausted way) and so grateful that I went.
I love both of these “habits” so much that I’m sure keepin’ on in 2014 won’t be a challenge. I would’ve liked to add blogging to the mix, but I fell off the Think Kit wagon pretty early. Perhaps that’ll be my habit for 2014.