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December 11, 2012

2012: A Brief Infographic Retrospect

December 11, 2012

2012 was a pretty good year for me. I went to Alaska, got a lot done, and learned and grew a lot in work, love, and life. Here are a few scientifically-derived key data points from my life this year:

Time Spent Outside

I love being outside, and while I did find plenty of time to get out this year, this graph clearly shows that it was not enough. Less than 50%? Next year, I think I can do better.

Sitting vs. Not Sitting

2012 was the Year of Studies About How Sitting is Dying. To combat this, I tried to take a lot of standing/walking/stretching breaks and created a makeshift standing desk at home. So I think between sitting and standing, I came out even. Next year, my goal is to sit even less, which will be interesting, given that my craft can require a lot of screen time (get ready for a lot of use, standing desk!).


Eating Good Food Feels Good (Who Knew?)

This year I experimented with 30 days of eating just fruit, vegetables, and what I like to call "thoughtful" meats (humanely raised, organic, local if possible). My diet isn't usually terrible in the first place, but I wanted to see if some modifications would help with my mood and energy levels. And guess what? It did. This year I feel like I more fully learned what seems like simple logic, but isn't always simple practice: eating good foods makes me feel good.


The Sweet Spot

This graphic is based on my 2012 experience, but is also aspirational for 2013. I've found that when I can linger in the balance of Things I Love to Do, People I Love to See, and Ways I Love to Relax, I am a Happy Lydia. 2013 will be about getting these circles to overlap as much as possible.

How did your 2012 look, infographically?

This post is part of Think Kit by SmallBox

Today’s prompt: Draw a pie chart or Venn diagram of your year, possible activities: eating, drinking, sleeping, working, playing.

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