Andrea Sher at Superhero Journal posted today about selecting a single word to live by for the year. So much easier than trying to stick to a list of resolutions!
For me that word would be
Towards the end of 2009, I became so aware of all I have in my life, and I plan to spend this year appreciating it all!
Fabulous husband, kid, job, place to live … bountiful health, happiness, opportunity … you name it! I’m not taking any of it for granted.
And then, related to concept of goals, resolutions, intentions …
I don’t know of many people who manage to stick to a list of New Year’s resolutions. And my experience is that, as you get older, eating better and exercising consistently become a necessity for health anyway. No use making a resolution to lose 10 pounds or go to the gym three times a week. You have to do that regardless … to have the energy to function!
So all that goes without saying and how well we do it has little to do with resolution or even intention.
Instead, I thought I’d make a simple list of five random but very concrete things I’d like to achieve in 2010. Stuff I can actually achieve.
- Organize the kitchen and laundry closets better, throwing out unused gadgets and optimizing space.
- Craft strategically, making useful, beautiful things as gifts. Won’t be making all of our gifts — but those that I do, I want them to be perfect.
- Take a two-day silent meditation getaway. Alone. Somewhere where I don’t have to talk and I have time to read, sleep and do yoga.
- Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Wear jewelery and scarves more, and dress with a bit more attitude.
- Have lunch once a month alone with Dave. Preferably at the beach.
The list could go on and on but I thought it would be fun to jot down just FIVE and then check in at the end of the year to see how I’ve done. Ready, set, on my way!