To Do List

Things That – at One Time or Another – I Have Told Myself That I Should Do EVERY DAY, Without Fail:

  • Write
  • Meditate
  • Learn a new word in Spanish
  • Learn a new word in English
  • Take a multi-vitamin
  • Take a calcium supplement
  • Eat several servings of fruit and vegetables (Note: servings should occasionally include blueberries, which I dislike, but are supposed to be very good for me)
  • Take a fiber supplement
  • Go to bed at 9pm
  • Get up at 6am
  • Yoga
  • Abdomnial Crunches
  • Read the NY Times headlines
  • Run two miles to three miles
  • Think of an entrepreneurial idea
  • Eat flax seeds
  • Practice the guitar for 30 to 45 minutes
  • Floss
  • Make my bed
  • Dust, scrub or tidy some part of my house for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Read at least one page of a classical novel
  • Listen to Marketplace on NPR
  • Initiate a conversation with a complete stranger
  • Lunges
  • Contemplate gratitude
  • Write lists of things I would like to have accomplished by the time I’m 40
  • Write lists of things I could be doing to further my career
  • Write lists of memories or ideas for stories that I should consider writing (instead of lists)
  • Cook at least one meal from scratch
  • Get an outfit prepared for the following day [work nights only]
  • Take a nap [weekends only]
  • Avoid all elevators and good parking spaces

Things That I Actually Do EVERY DAY, Without Fail:

  • Eat cheese