New Year

Its day 16 of 2013 and I’m already behind.  How is this possible??  I think it’s just proof that time flies…

Well I didn’t exactly start the year out healthy – I ended up with the flu like many folks and it was frustrating.  I think I’m finally back to normal and have started thinking more about what I’d like to resolve this year.  Sure, I could do the standard…eat healthier, exercise more, try to be happier and stress less but those are such generic resolutions and should already be a part of my life. I strive to be unique and maybe just a little different than the average crowd. I also want to make sure that I keep my resolutions that I set for myself. I hate failing.

Lately, I’ve been looking at the people around me to get inspiration.  I have this amazing friend – ok well I have lots of amazing friends. However, Caroline took a huge risk last year and quit her corporate job to become a health coach.   I can’t think of a better word to describe her – amazing and I admire her so much! She is doing what she loves by helping others, practicing yoga, and just living a healthy lifestyle.  I love reading her blog and I love following her to see what exciting thing she is doing next.  (If you’d like to follow her or inquire about getting coaching, you can visit her website at www.elevateyourwellness.com)

Recently, Caroline has been writing about her intentions for 2013 and talked about her inspiration for setting those intentions through reading The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte.  I immediately went on Amazon and purchased the book.  It’s such a great, inspiring book and it gets me energized and fired up to start setting more specific goals for my life.  For me, this book is helping me look at the overall picture of what I want to accomplish in life…not just now, not this year, but also 10 years from now. I can’t wait to finish the whole book.

So what are my resolutions for 2013?  I’m still not quite sure but I’m working on it.  For now, I’m resolving to take it slow and make sure I know what I want to resolve in my life.  I know one thing is I want to look back in 10 years and say I didn’t regret anything.  As I look back over the last 10 years, I do have a few regrets – mostly in how I treat other people but also for not doing what I want to do. I’m tired of putting things on the back burner…like “I’ll do this when….” I never want to start a sentence like that again.  Sure, ‘no regrets’ is still vague but it’s something that I seem to be asking myself every day now.

As I’m still working on my goals for 2013, I will leave you with a quote from Danielle’s book…

“Your standing at a fork in the road. Presumably both roads lead to your ideal life. There are two signs pointing to your destination. One says your way, the other says their way.” 

At my starting line for 2013, I’m choosing my way.

What did you resolve to do this year?  I’m curious.

3 thoughts on “New Year

  1. I love yearly goals / resolutions. Mine stay pretty constant with the general eat healthy, save more, etc. A couple of years ago I got very specific about each of the, what I now call, categories. I read somewhere, a thousand years ago, that all aspects of your life; home, relationships, job, family, etc, are never in a single line – and when one part of your life gets figured out another will get out of whack. I’ve tried to use my goal setting to keep everything aligned – for as much as I can control. And every year I’m increasingly surprised at what I can accomplish when I actually put my mind to it.

    I also share my goals with the world through my blog. That keeps me accountable. And I adjust them throughout the year. I’m weird that way. But what I believe to be a goal now may change in a couple of months. I learned that by this site. http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/how-to-conduct-your-own-annual-review/

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