New Year’s resolutions for 2023

It’s a new year, and I’m reflecting on 2022 and looking forward to 2023. Today is my first day as INFORMS President, and that will be a major responsibility in the coming year. I’m excited and ready for the challenge.

I made a list of resolutions for 2023.

New Year’s resolutions in 2023

  1. Do physical therapy every morning.
  2. Improve my ability to delegate and manage situations when others delegate up.
  3. Take advantage of public outreach opportunities in new formats for me.
  4. Write and edit my writing every day, even if only for a few minutes.
  5. Eat more leafy green vegetables.
  6. Take up a musical hobby. I have been taking Irish dance lessons on zoom since the pandemic, and that came to an end in December. I’m ready for something new.

I reread my post on what queueing theory taught me about work life balance, which reminded me of the importance to take a few minutes for myself every day.

For more reading, check out my New Year’s resolutions in 2018, 2019, and 2021. Dijkstra’s 10 commandments of academic research also serve as potential New Year’s resolutions.

Addendum (February 6, 2023): I am adding one resolution to my list: meditation. I saw my doctor the first week of the new year, and she again urged me to meditate to manage stress and anxiety stemming from administrative responsibilities. As someone who has trouble sitting still, I am not naturally inclined to meditate. While I have resisted this suggestion in the past, I am going to make meditation a priority this year. So far, I am off to a good start using guided meditation podcasts.

7. Meditate

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