one word for 2010.
I will use this word to create new habits and change old-very-ingrained habits. Mostly, I hope to use it to do more. Break the habit of thinking and reading and planning ‘things’ and not doing most of them.
I need to work on the habit of:
:: leading by example.
:: following through.
:: spending much more [quality] time with friends & family.
:: spending much less time on the computer.
:: spending much more time DOING.
:: trying new recipes, at least weekly.
:: getting more sleep.
:: treating myself with the same respect I treat others.
:: shooting much more for myself*, as an artist
:: developping my film.
:: laundry. well, mostly of putting clean laundry away.
:: enjoying downtime instead of always be thinking of the next thing to do.
:: decluttering. You wouldn’t think it a habit maybe, it’s mostly seen as a chore on a to-do list once in a while… for my ‘old-very-ingrained’ ways — it needs to become a habit.
:: embracing less is more. And not just for 2 weeks in January which is apparently a current habit.
This is important, now. I look back over the last few years and see patterns that I wish were different. I see old habits that are not what I want to pass on to my children. I can clearly see that if changes don’t happen these cycles will not break — and that’s just out of laziness**.
habit. I should declutter my fridge door photos and keep only that word on it, it might help.
I read this quote on Child’s Play blog that I will keep visually available:
“This is not mine. This I am not. This is not myself.” I looked around my house, at all my things, and realized I was not any of them. And they weren’t really a part of me.
* photographs like this one, created with my holga… my absolute favorite of 2009 that i’ve only just discovered since I haven’t been in the habit of having my film developped in a timely manner. Changes will be good!
** at which I am QUEEN.