My Two New Year's Resolutions for 2023
Now that I have lived with my 2023 New Year's Resolutions for a week, I find that I can manage them, in fact I like them, and I am looking forward to seeing how they play out. I always make New Year's Resolutions. I usually keep them. This looks like another good year.
My Two New Year's Resolutions for 2023.
(1) Do whatever I want to do the first thing each morning.
This is harder than it seems, but it has brightened my waking moments. I am amused to find that it is difficult for me to decide if what I WANT is to complete chores or study or play or ... This resolution needs to be fine-tuned during the course of this year. Meanwhile it is making me happy to have formally allowed myself to "do what I want", even if only for the beginning of each day.
(2) Fast when outside an eight-hour food boundary.
I resolve to fast one entire year with Intermittent Fasting For Seniors. This means planning and timing my daily menu so that I have my typically home-cooked meals during the eight hours immediately after I wake up each day. So, for example, if I wake up at seven then I am resolved to cook and eat my meals for the day by three o'clock. Apparently this changes my metabolism in favorable ways, perhaps this easy fast aids digestion, weight control, maybe even pain management. The challenge has been that, although I no longer have the non-stop ravenous hunger that I had for the first seventy years of my life, and certainly I cannot eat as much; I am busy, preoccupied, and involved with my activities during the first eight hours of the day and it is annoying to stop and take the two or three hours necessary for cooking and eating during the hours when I am at my best and most productive. It is interesting to me to see how this sorts out, so far I am liking the process.