I’m so glad I jotted down my 2013 resolutions. It was a good exercise to go back and review them. I meant to publish these 2014 resolutions yesterday but I guess I’m starting out the new year a bit delayed. Given my constant anxiety about being on time, I should just deal, right?
- Spend less on frivolous things. YES, you can do without those shoes. Remember the importance of savings.
- Plan things while you can. Ever since moving to New York I said I’d go to Europe. Nearly three years later I still haven’t gone. That is until June 2014. Paris…London…here I come! Flights are booked and I couldn’t be more excited to get to planning.
- Ask for help when needed. Sometimes I think living in a city you become so surrounded by people yet it’s easier than ever to become introverted. I want to continue to raise my hand and ask for help when I need it. I want to remember my valued support system and lean on them when necessary.
- Continue to celebrate life’s little moments. It’s so easy to always say “where does the time go?” but far harder to savor moments. I want to celebrate throughout 2014 the things that make life special. And all the people in my life who make it so worthwhile.
- Reach out to others. While I’d say I’m pretty good at keeping in touch with those in my life, I can always do more. And sometimes it is nice to reach out to others in need that you may not even know.
- Be kind. Sometimes I allow New York to make me angry. I find myself impatient or riled up when commuting, shopping, working, etc…but I want to remember more regularly that we all have a cross to bear. Sometimes it’s a silent struggle for people so it pays to be nice or to take a deep breath before exhibiting frustration.
- Practice wellness. I want to get back to being gluten free. Work out more. Make myself a priority on some days. Cook more. Focus on what makes me feel good. My health continues to be a struggle and sometimes I let it overwhelm me and begin to let each day pass feeling sorry for myself. I want to remember that it could be so much worse and that there are some elements I can control and I should practice the good habits that can contribute as much as possible.
- Be positive! Look on the bright side, see the glass half full…you get the picture!
Many happy wishes to you for the new year! XO