I'm your typical 'Type A' personality. The head strong, determined, over the top goal setter type who can accomplish anything I truly set my mind to. This can be a good trait, but, like most things, also has a down side. One of my down sides is making goals that are almost impossible unless I devote 99% of my time to it in order to complete the goal perfectly. Most 'Type A's' are perfectionists, and this is often more of a hindrance than a help. If I set a goal and can't reach it perfectly then I will quit because I tend to feel like a failure.
This year I want to set a few goals that are reasonable and give myself permission to not be perfect in the hopes of making these changes stick.
Here is my New Year's resolution list:
- Begin to learn and practice yoga on a regular basis.
- Most of us have weight loss goals at the first of the year, and I should too, but this goal is more about managing stress and anxiety for me.
- Manage my time more efficiently so I can work on projects that bring me joy and serve my family.
- If I'm not careful I can over-commit myself and this causes tremendous stress to me and, in return, my family.
- Improve my diet.
- This is not about the latest diet fad or even weight loss, it's about health. We have made tremendous changes in our diet in the last year but we still have a ways to go. I want to see more whole organic food on our table. This can be difficult with rising food prices, but, for me, less is more in this case.
- Get outside in the fresh air and sun and go explore the beautiful world around me.
- Since we want to be homesteaders our world tends to revolve around this house. The only problem for us is that, at the moment, we are in an urban homestead and that doesn't leave us many options to explore the world around us. We run from shopping centers, restaurants, and general city activities so it can be difficult to find a piece of nature that hasn't had concrete poured over it. I want to make an effort to find the natural world and engage in it more this year.