My Habits to Change in 2009

As I look back on 2008, I made strides in habits that I set out to change including waking up early, eating healthier, increasing my awareness, and de-cluttering.  I have admittedly regressed in several of these throughout the year.  However, they are certainly still on my “radar” to keep working at.  

So with the New Year quickly approaching, I thought I’d share what I intend to work on 2009.

  • Be more mindful
  • Find balance in work, family, and personal time
  • Less sugar
  • Read
  • Photograph more
  • Budget
  • Go back to visit at least 1 Civil War Battlefield
  • Drink more water
  • Unplug from the internet more often
  • Fitness
  • Go somewhere with my mom for a long weekend
  • Get back into computing
  • Talk to…correction, listen to my wife & sons more
  • More fruits, veggies, and nuts
  • De-clutter and organize
  • Watch all episodes of Star Trek, BG, Heroes, and The Office
  • Take my oldest son to his first race
  • Eliminate 1/3 of my non-mortgage debt

Check out the ZenHabits New Years Challenge for some tips on changing habits for the New Year.


5 Responses to “My Habits to Change in 2009”

  1. 1 Kelly Syferd December 29, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Awesome! I especially love a couple of these. 🙂

  2. 2 Wendy Tressler December 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    May the force be with you….

  3. 3 Matt December 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    For me, the biggest problem is that emails that need a reply get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes, I respond at the moment I read an email, but more often, I say to myself, “Oh, I’ll get back to it,” and then I forget I ever received that email.

    If you’re using Apple’s (like I am), there’s a good article at Mac Guru Lounge on how to set up smart folders to track messages you need to reply to. This has greatly improved my workflow.

  4. 4 gerald2.0 December 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I look forward to seeing the plans to get these things done. Great lists.

  5. 5 Jim Brochowski December 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Pretty impressive list. Might have to come up with one of my own born of this inspiration. Thanks!

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My name is Greg Syferd. Here I share my thoughts, ideas, and random stuff I come across. For work, I am a Systems Manager at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. When unplugged I'm a husband/father, read books, and aspire to be a photographer.
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