For most of us, that means the Triple F Threat. Family, Friends and Food.

Its easy to get wrapped up (pun intended) in the festivities of this time of year. It’s just as easy to lose a bit of steam in our creative processes as we juggle social obligations against our free time. If you’re a social hermit who shuns society and lives in a darkened, secluded cave somewhere this need not apply to you. Although if you’re reading this you have some shplainin’ to do for using a fancy computeratin’ machine and surfing the interwebz. Your other hermit associates that you never associate with will be disappointed in your betrayal of the code of The Brotherhood of Hermits. You will obviously be reprimanded at this year’s Hermit-fest meeting which no one will attend.

As I crawl from couch to couch fighting off a might’ powerful food coma, I felt obligated to stay productive so I still spent hours in the studio auditioning and doing work, even though my own body is beginning to somewhat ironically resemble an oven roasted turkey. I admit, I haven’t had a good workout in a few weeks and am itching to get back to it. For those who don’t know me, I am also a martial artist and work fairly diligently to stay in shape and competent in my arts.

This holiday barrage at the end of the year was indeed well planned, as our time for redemption is just around the corner. The new year is a time to bolster our spirits, redefine our resolve and make all sorts of claims for what we hope to achieve.

This is as good a time as any to make your plan for 2010 so that its your best, most productive year ever. New marketing tactics? A new, more dedicated schedule for your craft? Giving up your drug-fueled bar binges? Whatever it may be, now is the perfect time to set your sights on newer and bigger goals for next year. That way, once 1/1/10 creeps into your house you can hit the ground running. Especially if 1/1/10 has horrific fangs and a thirst for human flesh.

To get your juices flowing, here’s the overview of my 2010 Resolution List:

1. Redefine my marketing tactics and directly focus on niche marketing.
2. Increase my average monthly income by 50% as compared to 2009.
3. Wake up early to work out and train.
4. Get married (this one sort of happens by default, with little chance for failure…5/14/10).
5. Find time to appreciate the lil’ things.
6. Blog more regularly and continue with the Creative Well podcasts.

What are your resolutions?

Happy new year, cheer and merry merry.
-Crisden

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