know some some people hate New Year’s resolutions. And I get it that you don’t have to wait for some arbitrary date on the calendar to start goal setting. Still, there’s a special boldness that January 1st gives me and I’m taking and running with it.
Now is the right time to sign up for that pottery class.
Now is the right time to try improv.
To go to therapy.
To forgive that person.
To conquer your fear of public speaking.
To make peace with your body and love it with all of it’s imperfections.
To get a kitten. (I can already hear all the 5 year-olds out there, squealing in delight and agreement. The 5 year-old blog reading audience, huge demographic.)
To verbalize how much you love the people in your life. Like an honest-to-goodness, paragraph length, “I-love-you-and-this-is-why” chat.
Whatever it’s time for you to do, THE TIME IS NOW. You and me both. Let’s be brave together and do this thing.
Like most people, I love and hate New Years Resolutions. I love the uplifting moment of making resolutions and seeing it on paper and thinking, “I can do this! I can make all this magic happen!” However, looking back at last year’s resolutions and realizing how many of them have transferred over into this year is a little demoralizing.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about trying to make just top five resolutions, rather than a big, long list that would be a miracle to accomplish in a year. I’m thinking with a small, manageable number, if you do complete them all, and run out, not only do you feel accomplished, but it’s always easy to come up with more in that moment.
Maybe one or two reach resolutions would be good too, though. It’s always good to dream a bit!
Anyway, just thoughts I’m having as I think about the (only somewhat dreaded) resolutions for 2015.
Happy New Years Resolution-making!
Such good thoughts, Celeste. I’ve been listening to some really interesting podcasts and reading various articles on habit forming and goal setting…I think I’ll do a post on them later this week, and maybe there will be some useful gems in there for you! I think that’s smart to make a Top 5 list, particularly with the knowledge that you can always add more. I’m still trying to tack down what my method will be and how many goals I’ll set…but you’ve given me some good things to think about!
Woo! Agreed. If a new year can be a boost, why not take it?
P.S.: Nice clock!
Yeah, exactly! I think anything that can give you a fresh perspective is a worthwhile thing to take advantage of!
This is awesome Grace! Thanks for the motivation. I definitely feel that new hope that the new year always brings and I have some lofty goals for 2015 :) Good luck with yours!!
Yay, Kate, thanks! Ooo, I’m excited to hear that you have some big goals for 2015 – I want to know what they are! Sending you lots of good vibes that you’re able to hit the ground running. :)
I totally agree… there’s nothing like a new year to motivate oneself to set goals! And Stephen is right: adorable clock!
I should have asked you and Rob what your resolutions are for the upcoming year! One of my favorite conversations to have, I always get good ideas from hearing what other people are thinking!