2018 Resolution Update: August

Last month’s resolution check in got a little heavy, but I’m back at it with my usual updates. I’m keeping it short but sweet this month.

Resolution #1: Do fewer things, better

I’m finally feeling like I am succeeding at this goal. It’s taken me a long time to realize this, but just because something needs to be done and I am capable of doing it, doesn’t mean that I am the one who has to do it.

That attitude is delivering results, too. After a slow start, July ended up being one of my most productive months on the blog. Letting go of old projects and responsibilities has given me the energy I need to tackle the shorter list of things I want to accomplish.

Whole-assing the things I want to do instead of half-assing the things I feel compelled to do feels pretty damn good.

Resolution #2: Keep a regular workout schedule

See, I was getting back to this one. I swear!

Then, I hyperextended my knee the night after the San Francisco Argonauts vs. Los Angeles Guardians series, and that put me out of commission for the rest of the month. I’m finally able to get around without a brace again, but I’m still healing and taking it easy.

Resolution #3: Try to focus on the positive

On the one hand, forcing yourself to be positive to the point of ignoring your perfectly valid (or imperfectly irrational) feelings is not healthy. I am learning this. I will probably be in an eternal state of learning this. Therapy is definitely helping, but I have to put in the work, too.

Part of that work is making positive choices, not just thinking happy thoughts. Letting go of old anger has been something I’ve focused on this month. Some conflicts will never resolve themselves. Sometimes walking away is as happy an ending as you are ever going to get. Seize that happy ending and start something new.

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