Happy 2012! I have been thinking this week about New Years resolutions, and I have wondered if I am the only one that makes several and then about 6 months into the new year, sort of forgets about these promises to myself?
I decided this year that I will not be making any declarations to lose 20lbs, run a marathon, not swear, go to bed early, forgo sugar, and all sorts of other things like that.
What I decided to do is try to simplify a few of the things in my life that I make complicated. I also decided that I will no longer beat myself up and get so upset when people do not change themselves to be what I think would make them better or have a better life( this one is going to be a real challenge for me).
Finally, I decided that I am going to try to do one new thing a week that is out of my comfort zone, nothing so crazy as jumping out of a plane, or going on a polar expedition but more along the lines of learning new things and trying to expand my horizons. Such as learning to sew, or a new program on the computer; reading books from genres that I do not usually find interesting, or being open to trying new recipes and foods that I normally would not eat.
Little things, little changes…what about you? Do you have resolutions? I would love to hear them and then if you need encouragement to stay on track or some motivation I will be here to cheer you on!