It is hard to believe that we are three days into the new year already! Hope that everyone celebrated safely, surrounded by good friends, great food and a tasty beverage too!
I love to make lists – lists of places that I would like to visit, greeting cards that I need to purchase, groceries that I need to gather. But a list of things that I need to improve? A list of New Year’s Resolutions? No effing way. Too much perfectionism suck inside this girl. Every year I think about resolutions. And have a great argument with myself – “What do you like the least about yourself?” and I often answer with “No, that’s not it. It is this.” The banter goes back and forth, forth and back; and then, just when I cannot stand to beat myself up any longer I proclaim that I am just fine the way that I am.
I am going to change that for 2011. I’ve been inspired by a friend’s suggestion to choose a “New Year Theme” rather than a resolution. Theoretically, a theme should help you to look at things in smaller pieces – helping you think out of the box – oh, and that it will prevent you from beating yourself up for not achieving a specific task. Okay, I can do this. My theme for 2011 is Health. That was easy. Phew!
Choosing Health as my theme was an obvious choice as Health can be applied to many aspects of life. Emotional, physical, financial, and environmental are just a few areas. Next up, how am I going to apply this new Health theme to my life over the next 365 – well, 362 – days?