I don't make resolutions because I don't believe they work. I don't make resolutions because I don't typically take the time to reflect on the previous year. I don't make resolutions because I don't have the motivation to follow through.
This year is a little different. The turn of the new year didn't really spark the change, I think it's something that's been building over the last year. I have a lot to look forward to this year and there are changes I've been working towards that will help me reach goals this year. In 2018, the following positive things happened:
I thought I was going to start blogging about goals. I have been toying with the idea, coming up with themes and making lists of topics, and I have even started a few blogs over the last several years and never really got around to sticking to it. And then I realized, it doesn't have to be about one thing. Life isn't like that. We deal with issues as they come up, why can't I write about what's influencing me right now? This week, it's all about measures of improvement and maybe next week it's my obsession with the natural world. After that, maybe I'll write about how I feel about relationships, and then I'll want to discuss whiskey. We humans are dynamic, and like many, I get bored of reading about the same thing all the time, so I want to write something that mixes it up for you (and for myself).
I started focusing more on positives. I had more moments to reflect on my life and my situation. I had more opportunities to reflect on myself and the impact I make.
- I signed up to climb Mt Rainier in 2019
- I explored France and Spain with my lovely husband
- I started really focusing on my yoga practice...which lead me to start seriously focusing on my personal satisfaction
- I had some professional successes
- I had some personal successes
- We bought a new car
- I started paying more attention to what I consume
- I started focusing more on what made me happy and what didn't
I am worrying a lot less about superficial things.
In the coming weeks I'll be submitting to you my deepest, darkest, most honest thoughts. I hope you enjoy.