I like that we get a chance to clean up our act with the New Year. I know resolutions get a major eye roll because they're normally forgotten by the 20th, but it's refreshing to look back at 2014 and decide parts of my life I want to keep, and find the areas that need a little refining.
And I guess even if they last twenty days, better than zero, right?
Do something everyday
I wanted to label this resolution as One a Day but Joel said it sounded too much like a vitamin commercial, so we're going with the above.
I'm a pretty active worker outer - but on my off days - I find myself too off. Like, because I've claimed it an "off" day I won't even take the dog on a 15 minute walk.
No more of that in 2015. If I'm not having a defined workout (class, hike, or run) than I need to find 20 minutes to stretch, walk, or lift light weights.
Not hard and makes me feel better mentally and physically.
Tone it Down
This one is a weird one, but if you know me, you might get it. I have a tendency to overcompensate for energy in the room. If there is a lull at a dinner party, I'll fill it because I don't like the awkwardness. If someone is quiet, I will try to balance them by being
too loud. When I'm with groups, I often feel very "on" and less real - and quite frankly it's exhausting.
The days can seem long, but the years are short, and I want to focus in on what I'm doing, who I'm with, and what I'm bringing to this world. Making a conscious effort to keep the phone and ipad at bay when I'm on the couch with Joel, not stressing about the future or the past, and just being more mindful will really help me stay in the moment.
I have about sixty other things that I could add or subtract from life to make me, my relationships, my health, my job, my attitude, whatever better....but I'll tackle those things day by day. Here is to a memorable, exciting, happy, healthy, and loving new year!