It’s been a tad over a month since I returned my work system and started going back to the office for work. March 21st 2020 was when we had the first lockdown due to the Coronavirus and from that day till December 1st 2022, I worked at home. My small desk, as you can see from this photo, was now free for me. And my desk was happy to not bear the weight of the clunky CPU plus dual boot desktop that we need to handle the client’s work.
So I would say that the only positive thing about going back to the office for work is that I got to send the work desktop back and I could now properly keep my Boat Bluetooth speaker, my Amazon Echo (loving renamed “Computer” much as in Star Trek) and my laptop! Love having the laptop back on my desk where she rightfully belongs. So I have a couple of things else on the desk like a couple of thumb drives, my RealMe earpods and small stuff like that. It feels so good to be able to sit at my desk and use the internet on a laptop instead of the work desktop.
1. Exercise more – 52% – Brace yourself for a busier gym — at least for the first few weeks of the year. 52% of participants said they wanted to hit the gym more this year.
2. Eat healthier – 50% – Exercise alone can only do so much. Coming in at number 2, survey respondents are hoping to eat more home cooked meals.
3. Lose weight – 40% – Keeping with the health trend, another goal on people’s mind is losing weight. With all the parties and good and usually rich, fattening food , this may not come as a shock.
4. Save more money – 39% – With inflation hitting highs it hasn’t in decades, this one shouldn’t come as a shock. According to some exerts, inflation rose about 6% in the past 12 months. But even without inflation, many people elect to tighten up their wallets in the new year.
5. Spend more time with family/friends -37% – Coming off the holiday season, many will have seen family and friends they don’t usually get to spend time with. Why not carry that energy into next year, with a resolution to further your relationships? As travel reaches pre-pandemic levels, it seems as though many are.