This time of year, New Year’s resolutions are on our minds. I like to think of them as goals or intentions I’d like to set for the coming year. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of setting one too many, and therefore I set myself up for failure. As a matter of fact, I recently read that 88 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions do not follow through. Creating a short list seems more manageable and attainable.
Here is my list of things I’d like to accomplish this coming year.
1. I plan on journaling each day. This entails taking 5 minutes of my day to write down things I’m grateful for, things that would make my day great and daily affirmations. In the evening, it’s about reflecting on 3 amazing things that happened that day and ways I could have made it better.
Making the list is only part of the process. For your each goal that you set, you must take three steps to ensure you follow through. For example, I purchased a journal which makes the process easy, I leave it by my bedside and I commit to writing each day immediately after I meditate.
2. Ideally, I would like to travel to 3 new states but I’ll settle for 2. They are Louisiana and Texas. I know I’m serious about this as I dusted off my cowboy boots and brought them back from my home in New Jersey. Giddy Up! My first step was deciding which states to visit. Next I plan to reach out to friends who I think might be interested in visiting these states. The last step will be to find dates that work and then book airfare and hotels.
3. Lastly, I plan to sign up for classes at the MNDFL Center in NYC, specifically ones that focus on being present in the moment. The first step will be to read about the different classes they offer and find the one that works for me. The second step would be to sign up and put it in my planner and the third and most important is to show up!
What are you goals for this year? Please comment below.
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