My last musing was written in the midst of a lot of stress and pressure. Things are going much better this week. Thank you so much to all who provided support and encouragement. Some mentioned things I hadn’t even considered, and really helped me to focus on what I needed to see. Since its January, I thought I’d share a few goals for the coming year.
1. Be content in whatever situation I find myself.
If I find myself in a situation beyond my control, I want to be content and positive. I believe all things happen for a reason, and difficult times often lead to personal growth. Life isn’t easy, but it can be very rewarding. At the same time, if I have the power to change something, I will.
2. Spend more time with others.
This may seem a little counter-intuitive as an introvert. But if I spend too much time on my own, I begin to feel lonely and isolated. If I dwell on this too long, I can become upset or even bitter about my situation or circumstances. But spending time with close friends and family in meaningful contact always makes me feel loved. I also want to give my time to others, as long as I have the energy for it.
3. Be more organized, and act on it.
I already have a substantial list of goals and accomplishments for the coming year. I purchased a really neat weekly planner that will allow me to write down everything in one place. Too often I waste precious time doing things that have no value. By writing down my goals, it will motivate me to achieve them.
4. Take breaks, seriously.
When things get busy, I tend to focus directly on the current challenge until its been vanquished. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if it goes on for too long, I become frustrated and burned out. Even in the midst of a busy day, I can still take time for tea, for a walk, or anything that gives me some quiet time. My body knows when I need a break, I need to start listening.
Do you have any resolutions or goals for 2016?