A weird year! It’s just seemed like a weird year for New Year’s reflection! Usually I’m all about analyzing my past 12 months, thinking about the future, figuring out my “word,” deciding what I’d do differently in the upcoming months.
This year, I got NUTHIN! Nada! Zip! Zilch! I tried to come up with goals and resolutions and all that stuff, just like the rest of the world. But for reasons I don’t understand, nothing significant came to mind!
Then a friend posted this saying on Instagram, and bam! There it was – the thing that I was looking for. I’ve been journaling lately, writing things I’m grateful for, and trying to be more mindful. I’m adding an item that Pat suggested, over at Retirement Transitions, “What is the most important thing I did [yesterday]?” Brilliant, huh? Thanks, Pat! But now I’ll be also be considering this:
What do I resolve to do TODAY?
I just didn’t want to make great big, year-long goals, that would end up abandoned or forgotten by the third week in January. I may not be able to stick to the resolution to lose a gazillion pounds. But I’m pretty sure I can decide to eat a salad for dinner. Baby steps. Call a friend. Go for a walk. Do some yoga today. Yeah, I can make those resolutions stick! Have a wonderful, mindful weekend!