So it's a new year again. That time of year when people traditionally make "resolutions" and then manage to break them within a month or so. The time of year when people look back and try to fix things that are broken, or start new projects, or do a major mental/physical purge of their lives.
And I'm no different.
But I've had relative success with my "resolutions" the past few years. And I think it's in the mindset. I don't think of them as "resolutions" , I think of them as goals. Something that may or may not be accomplished, but something that I am constantly working towards. That way it isn't so final - make this resolution or else - but again, something that I can keep working towards. Baby steps forward and sometimes steps backwards. But always working to reaching it.
So for 2010, here are my goals; My needs and wants for the year
* Lose a few pounds and just generally eat and live healthier - with the health problems I'm having, it can't hurt to make a better effort towards this. I already eat fairly well, but again, making a more concentrated effort is good.
*Continue getting our finanaces in order - we've made great strides towards this in 2009, but need to keep it up. We're still not totally there and with our job situations looking dim, we need to continue
*Purge and organize - home and mind. A continual process. Baby steps here. Starting to get rid of toys/clothes/etc that we don't need anymore. Streamlining our paper systems to keep the clutter out. Making a concentrated effort to do the little things each day to keep our life clean and clutter-free
That's it....just three little goals to work towards. Each big goal has little mini-goals involved. But I can do it - we can do it. We just need the right mindset!
Here's to a happy, healthy, goal-meeting 2010!