New years resolutions 2014
Posted on December 31, 2013 | https://andy-powell.net/?p=1864
Inspired by cubicgardens post about his new years resolutions I thought it would be a good idea to post mine. I don’t normally go in for this kind of thing but have quite a bit I want to change at the moment, largely down to my back problems over the last 12 months and finding myself in a bit of a rut.
- Get Fit
As part of the process of getting my back sorted I need to increase my core strength, at the moment its pretty much non existent, So I will shortly be joining a local gym for regular pilates and swimming.
- Be Social
I am an antisocial git, I know it and it needs to change, I’ve found myself in a place where with the exception of tweeps the only people I speak to either live under the same roof or I work with one way or another.
- Hack More
On my desk sits a rasberry pi and an ardunio, neither of which get any use at the moment, as I have mentioned before I want to get them in to Dalek Bob, Which is where the next resolution comes in.
- Contribute More
There are so many worthwhile geeky causes around Manchester such as madlab, coder dojo, raspberry jam, manchester geek girls and even talk of a Mini mini manchester maker fair just for kids, its time to get off my arse and get involved.
- Have a work/life balance
I say have rather than improve because as you may have guessed from my other resolutions, I’ve been working too hard for too long, time to get out and play.
- Spend more quality time with the things
The problem with working so much is when you are not working all you want to do is sleep, time to change that and make an effort to do more that the things want.
- Spend more quality time with the wife
- Teach thing3 to ride a bike
Self explanatory really
- Complete a 30 day challenge each month
Tried and failed to do this before, or at least I forget to keep the blog up to date, so tomorrow will be day 1 of my third attempt at eating breakfast every day.
- Cook More
My turn to cook tends to end up with just-eat or something on toast, I’d like to be able to cook a few things from scratch.
- Watch more movies
I love movies, but don’t watch enough, another thing I can easily change.
- Blog it all
Finally I love the idea of blogging, but I just don’t find the time, or at least I need to change my priorities and make time.
Andy Powell is a website specialist with 20 years experience, he is also the founder of Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space, a digital trainer and a maker of things.
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