I’m not generally the type of person that makes a New Year’s resolution. But 2010, is the first year in my life that I actually could look back on and be relieved that it was all over. With everything in hindsight, I realized that I have made some pretty substantial changes in my life this past year, and pretty much all of them have been for the better. It makes me feel better both mentally and physically, and yes, please, I’ll have some more of that. So, I’ve decided to indulge in a little resolutioning for 2011. But, I don’t really want it to be a “resolution”. I just want it to be more of a “to do” list. In no particular order:
More Joy More being happy. More emphasis on the good things about myself and others. Less negative thinking. Less dwelling. Less pain. More letting go. More simple abundance. More gratitude and more focus on those things that make me happy.
Move Less video games. More outdoors. More yard work. More playing. Less television. Kayaking, hiking, yoga, walking every night, and finding a good winter activity with longevity.
Meditate Find a time, and make it a regular daily habit.
Teach Get more class assignments, and if I can’t do that, go back to teaching herbalism seminars.
Take a Risk Do something that I would have passed up last year. Not a big “jump out of a plane” risk, but a small risk. Atleast one time, choose to do something new or try something that I have a doubt about.
Real Food No Soda. More water. No fast food. Less processed food. More organics. More local food. Less salt. Less sugar. Less flour. Spend more time preparing better meals for the whole week.
Forgive Someone Find a way to work out a real genuine forgiveness for just one of the people that have really hurt me in a long-term, life-changing way and be able to release that one thing from my heart and my head for real and forever. Eliminate all my desire for revenge or justice for that one person/circumstance.
Save Don’t touch my savings account for one year and build up an emergency cushion fund.
So, that’s pretty much the list…and it’s a long one but, you know.. it’s a whole year.