I used to look at new years as a reminder of all of the things I didn’t accomplish in the year that’s passed, swearing up and down every January that I’d make a change. And every year I’d fail again at my goal for losing weight, getting a different job, finishing school, etc. In an effort to break this cycle, I’ve decided to refocus my energy toward strengthening my relationships with others and myself.
Here are a few of the goals I’ve set for 2015:
~ditch the timeline~
Instead focusing on missed opportunities and mistakes of the past, I’d like to give myself a little more credit for the things I’m accomplishing right now. Moreover I need to be okay with taking my time to figure things out, life isn’t a race.
~have a tea date with friends~
I tell myself that I’m going to do this every year. This time I’m setting a date, buying a ridiculous hat, and going for it.
~let go of being right~
I’m learning (slowly) that understanding and respect get me much further in relationships with friends and family than winning arguments does.
~take a trip~
While I’ve gone on small weekend getaways, it’s been more than two years since I actually ventured outside of California. For 2015, I’d love nothing more than to get out of dodge and do some real traveling with Rich.