New Years Resolutions?



  • What are your resolutions?

    I have 2.

    • Cut sodas. Drink nothing but water and sweet tea (occasionally on the sweet tea).

    • Start working out and becoming more active. I'm not going out, getting a gym membership for an entire year and only using it for a day. Just thinking about starting off with some walking/jogging/running and some aerobics to burn the fat off. Not so much on building muscle yet as to lose the weight.



  • @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Cut sodas. Drink nothing but water and sweet tea (occasionally on the sweet tea).

    Been without those for a few years now. Don't miss them at all. Just water and coffee now.



  • @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Cut sodas. Drink nothing but water and sweet tea (occasionally on the sweet tea).

    Been without those for a few years now. Don't miss them at all. Just water and coffee now.

    Never was a coffee drinker.



    1. Be Purposeful (I need to organize every detail of my day, instead of being haphazard about half the stuff in my life and organized with other parts).
    2. Be More Active (I sit for like 18 hours a day not trying to do cross fit just not sit for 18 hours a day) So a standing desk is in the works.
    3. KEEP MY EMAIL BOX CLEAN


  • @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Cut sodas. Drink nothing but water and sweet tea (occasionally on the sweet tea).

    Been without those for a few years now. Don't miss them at all. Just water and coffee now.

    Never was a coffee drinker.

    Maybe you should add a resolution to start that.



    • Learn Italian
    • Move to Italy


  • @Minion-Queen said in New Years Resolutions?:

    1. Be Purposeful (I need to organize every detail of my day, instead of being haphazard about half the stuff in my life and organized with other parts).
    2. Be More Active (I sit for like 18 hours a day not trying to do cross fit just not sit for 18 hours a day) So a standing desk is in the works.
    3. KEEP MY EMAIL BOX CLEAN

    I can help with some of those:

    1. Get Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli. He describes real easily how to cut down on distractions, properly prioritize, and to organize your day purposefully. Here it is on Amazon.
    2. Totally agree.
    3. Good luck with that.


  • @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Minion-Queen said in New Years Resolutions?:

    1. Be Purposeful (I need to organize every detail of my day, instead of being haphazard about half the stuff in my life and organized with other parts).
    2. Be More Active (I sit for like 18 hours a day not trying to do cross fit just not sit for 18 hours a day) So a standing desk is in the works.
    3. KEEP MY EMAIL BOX CLEAN

    I can help with some of those:

    1. Get Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli. He describes real easily how to cut down on distractions, properly prioritize, and to organize your day purposefully.

    Already read it! That is a GREAT book. Where I am organized is because of some of his ideas. Just need to do it for everything.



  • @Minion-Queen said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @NerdyDad said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Minion-Queen said in New Years Resolutions?:

    1. Be Purposeful (I need to organize every detail of my day, instead of being haphazard about half the stuff in my life and organized with other parts).
    2. Be More Active (I sit for like 18 hours a day not trying to do cross fit just not sit for 18 hours a day) So a standing desk is in the works.
    3. KEEP MY EMAIL BOX CLEAN

    I can help with some of those:

    1. Get Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli. He describes real easily how to cut down on distractions, properly prioritize, and to organize your day purposefully.

    Already read it! That is a GREAT book. Where I am organized is because of some of his ideas. Just need to do it for everything.

    Totally Understand. I run first line support for my location along with my SysAdmin duties at work. At home, I have young kids. Enough said there.



  • I actually no longer have a child at home and now I am having more issues with the change in my situation. 20 years ago pre-children I was barely out of high school so organization wasn't a thing that I worried about then. 😛



    1. Better my time management at work
    2. Get fitter
    3. Sort out my AR Drone so when the nicer weather comes in I can take it out and fly it 🙂


  • @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Learn Italian
    • Move to Italy

    not exactly goals since you're already in the works for both. And the move is only a matter of time since I'm assuming you've already paid for the airfare.



  • @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Learn Italian
    • Move to Italy

    not exactly goals since you're already in the works for both. And the move is only a matter of time since I'm assuming you've already paid for the airfare.

    You're just jealous that I'm working so diligently on my goals 🙂



  • My big one is to be more mindful and own myself and my actions. Broken down it looks like this.

    • Continue to transform my body. I am at the point I won't say lose weight, as it is more than that. I am down 100lbs in the last 5 years, not it is more about gaining muscle, and lowering body fat than having a number goal.
    • Meditate more and own my thoughts and mental processes. Disconnect my feelings and wants from my actions, and delay actions until I know why I am acting.
    • Cut down alcohol. It has been heavier than I want, and doesn't align with my goals.
    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.


  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Cut down alcohol. It has been heavier than I want, and doesn't align with my goals.

    I'd switch my goals then 😉



  • @scottalanmiller I have to drink year round to get my tolerance up enough that I don't have to be carried home after trying to keep up with you.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller I have to drink year round to get my tolerance up enough that I don't have to be carried home after trying to keep up with you.

    I just don't even try.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller I have to drink year round to get my tolerance up enough that I don't have to be carried home after trying to keep up with you.

    My roommate, who drinks daily, went out with me the other day. I wasn't even buzzed and she crashed onto the sidewalk and passed out. She couldn't even remember having gone out the next day!



  • @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller I have to drink year round to get my tolerance up enough that I don't have to be carried home after trying to keep up with you.

    My roommate, who drinks daily, went out with me the other day. I wasn't even buzzed and she crashed onto the sidewalk and passed out. She couldn't even remember having gone out the next day!

    It has been a few years since we have had a chance, but @Slava had to carry me home last time. I was about 1 drink to 1.5 for you. I consider that a victory.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    last 5 years, not it is more about gaining muscle, and lowering body fat than having a number goal.

    @scottalanmiller See the post above? I hit the quote, and this is all I got - it's been doing this for weeks, Yeah I should have reported it earlier... but here you go.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.



  • @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller I have to drink year round to get my tolerance up enough that I don't have to be carried home after trying to keep up with you.

    My roommate, who drinks daily, went out with me the other day. I wasn't even buzzed and she crashed onto the sidewalk and passed out. She couldn't even remember having gone out the next day!

    I can't keep up, sure, but I felt I did fine at mangocon against Scott.



  • @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Same here, last two years we've been eliminating "stuff" as much as possible. Doing a huge round of eliminations today, in fact. We are attempting to make ourselves able to completely live out of suitcases. If it can't be packed, we can't own it.



  • @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Check out the Minimalist I have slowly moved towards the idea of my version of minimalism and I am much happier.



  • @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    last 5 years, not it is more about gaining muscle, and lowering body fat than having a number goal.

    @scottalanmiller See the post above? I hit the quote, and this is all I got - it's been doing this for weeks, Yeah I should have reported it earlier... but here you go.

    Did you have any of my post highlighted when you hit quote?



  • @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Same here, last two years we've been eliminating "stuff" as much as possible. Doing a huge round of eliminations today, in fact. We are attempting to make ourselves able to completely live out of suitcases. If it can't be packed, we can't own it.

    Yeah I've considered that approach, but that might be to extreme for me.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    last 5 years, not it is more about gaining muscle, and lowering body fat than having a number goal.

    @scottalanmiller See the post above? I hit the quote, and this is all I got - it's been doing this for weeks, Yeah I should have reported it earlier... but here you go.

    Did you have any of my post highlighted when you hit quote?

    nope, I just click quote.



  • @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Same here, last two years we've been eliminating "stuff" as much as possible. Doing a huge round of eliminations today, in fact. We are attempting to make ourselves able to completely live out of suitcases. If it can't be packed, we can't own it.

    Yeah I've considered that approach, but that might be to extreme for me.

    Have you considered a packing party. I have wanted too, but the wife and kid are not on board. Basically you pack 100% of everything you own into you garage in boxes. Then you live for 6 months by only bringing the things you honesly need back into the home. After 6 months, you have a garage sale, then haul the rest to a donation location.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Check out the Minimalist I have slowly moved towards the idea of my version of minimalism and I am much happier.

    A little extreme for me too. I like to be prepared but purposefully. I don't need everything and the kitchen sink. I just need what I have to at least get me homebase so that I can get more supplies, be secure, and live somewhat comfortably.

    I haven't so much spent less but more have directed my wants to learning more and securing myself. Whether it is over the Internet, financially, or in case of natural disasters.



  • @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @scottalanmiller said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @Dashrender said in New Years Resolutions?:

    @s.hackleman said in New Years Resolutions?:

    • Desire less. I have cut my possessions down by about 30-40% percent, and I want to keep going, less overhead, less stress, focus more on experiences and time spent with my daughter and less about buying and maintaining things.

    I love this one. While I don't think I really want to cull my desire, I've just exercised more self control and purchased less.

    I really do need to start the process of getting rid of my possessions, and then not buying more.

    Same here, last two years we've been eliminating "stuff" as much as possible. Doing a huge round of eliminations today, in fact. We are attempting to make ourselves able to completely live out of suitcases. If it can't be packed, we can't own it.

    Yeah I've considered that approach, but that might be to extreme for me.

    Have you considered a packing party. I have wanted too, but the wife and kid are not on board. Basically you pack 100% of everything you own into you garage in boxes. Then you live for 6 months by only bringing the things you honesly need back into the home. After 6 months, you have a garage sale, then haul the rest to a donation location.

    I do that EVERY six months. I literally live out of suitcases.


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