I have too many hobbies.
It’s not a complaint but sometimes I get overwhelmed when I get bored. I could read a book because I have tons, I can work on a crochet project, I can work on a knit project, oh how about paint a picture. When I am bored, instead of doing ANY of my projects I have set up, I end up watching TV and laying on the couch. Not cool I know! I wish I could schedule projects but I’m very much a project based on my current needs and creativity. I know I mentioned working on my needs vs wants with regards to working out and being productive. Maybe this is another place to work on that…
In all reality, hobbies are usually based around the freaking TV for me. Am I in the middle of a TV show on Netflix that I need to focus on, well no project today. Is the TV show I’m watching this week something I can kind of tune out, cool I can knit, crochet or play a video game. I can’t find anything to watch, NOTHING, I guess I will read. Then I read and end up blinking up at the bright lights in my living room and noticing it’s 3am. That’s not really healthier either.
Do you have a lot of hobbies that you struggle to find time for or have a hard time deciding what projects to work on?
Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus
I have been in a good head space for the last few years but I’m not sure what happened in 2014 but something changed. 2014 was not a pleasant year for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was not horrible and I’m not complaining. I just don’t want last year to continue into this year. Last year I gave up on myself and just stumbled along all year. My interests were non-existent and my ability to care about anything had obviously taken a vacation. That’s why I started this blog. I know that people who set new years resolutions get a bad rap because they tend to fall off the wagon around February and that is why I don’t like setting one. I do however like setting goals during the first of the year because the semi OCD part of me likes starting on the first month. Regardless of when I start, I have plans for this year. I don’t have the details ironed out yet but I do have a few goals I want to work on.
Goals for 2015
Work on Productivity – Last year I was LAZY, still am really. My house is looking like a episode of hoarders and I let lights stay unchanged for far too long. I’ll choose to stay home and watch Netflix all day instead of going to get groceries. I let my immediate emotional want overshadow my needs and that has to stop. This year I’m putting my needs before my emotional wants and I’m going to not let them influence what I need to do. This means doing projects around the house, fixing things, making sure I’m not scrambling for gifts or sending out cards late.
Read More – I read a lot as it is but I have a goal of 55 books to read this year. Like I said, last year was a lazy year and there were times when all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the TV. This year I’ll need to read a little more than 4 books a month. I hope book reviews is a good enough reason to keep me on track. 4 or more books a month, here I go!
All in all I’m planning on making 2015 a much better year!
Tiffany – The Tangled Taurus