This year I want to …
1. Waste less food. This one was inspired by a story I heard on NPR. The industrialized countries waste enough food to feed the entire rest of the world. The expert being interviewed said, “Food is precious. Why would we ever throw it away?” That really hit me. He is so right. This goal also feeds (unintentional pun) other goals I have. I want to eat better. By focusing on reducing waste I’ll buy less, be more mindful of what I buy and be better about planning meals. I also want to be more organized. Again, meal planning helps keep me organized and reduces stress while also helping me use food more efficiently.
2. Automate my life. Like a lot of women I keep way too much stuff in my head. I want that to stop. I want to get all this minutiae out of my head an instead move it to: a piece of paper or a database of some kind. This is going to happen mostly through lists. Checklists, shopping lists, wish lists, to-do lists. I might even have lists of my lists. Lots of lists. Less thinking, more listing. That’s the idea. I’ve downloaded an app called Intuition to my iPhone to get me started. We’ll see how it works.
3. Make decisions faster. I dither a lot. Small things, big things, doesn’t matter. And of course I know, intellectually, that in most cases it’s better to make a fast decision than to waste time trying to make the “right” decision. But I still dither. So this year I’m going to focus on being more decisive.