I feel like the world is split 50/50 on resolutions. Some people don't really like them, some do. I really love them. But I love setting daily/monthly/yearly goals. So really January is like my goal Superbowl.
First I went back to this post so that I could do a bit of reflecting on my 2013 goals. A few things I really did not do well - save money and pay less attention to my phone. Granted, I still worked really hard to be prepared for expensive vet appointments and car repairs and the little amount I put on my credit card in 2013 is okay with me.
I did add some non-fiction to my reading diet. Granted, I only got in two books but I also got a classic or two in there and that's just as good in my mind. I think that it fostered a new love of non-fiction and that I can regularly try to keep a list of some non-fiction books that I need to read in the future.
I do feel like I worked on my patience. I can always be better, but on some level I think I should also realize that was a bit of a silly resolution because at my core, I'm just not patient and I doubt I will really ever be.
Anyway, lets stop dwelling in the past and move into the future.
I resolve to...
be a better listener
(pretty self explanatory)
make stretching a essential part of my workout
i have been having some real IT band issues. stretching is now super mandatory anytime i exercise. i need to make the time. it will be worth it.
pay more attention to what i'm consuming
i'm not going to start recycling or anything but i want to be really choosy about what i am buying, when i am buying, how much i am buying, etc. i also want to be very selective about what i keep that i already have. i want to simplify things. i think this will help with stress level and unnecessary shopping and to focus on what i really want -- or something like that.
i want to make sure i am even more true to my beliefs and who i am. and to also embrace any changes in what i believe and who i am. to stop wishing i was a certain way. a lot of me is solidified at this point so while part of me wishes i could just fly by the seat of my pants and be a crazy adventurer, take up photography on the side, go on a sky diving trip -- i am not that person. and that's okay. that doesn't mean i shouldn't push boundaries every once in a while, but i need to be more realistic about my core personality. which i really like!
Ok. Hopefully four isn't too many to get through in 2014!
What are your resolutions?
~the single gal~