Well here we are -- facing another new year! I will spare you the editorial about how this has been a challenging year ... we all certainly know it!
I will, however, throw out the challenge of taking some time in the first weeks of January to personally reflect on what might be different for you this year. It does not have to be one big monumental thing like "lose 75 pounds". Instead, perhaps, focus on some small changes that will mean a lot to you. Here's a few for me. I hesitate to go back a year for fear of seeing these were on there last year!! :-)
1) Try to relax more about the things I can't control
2) Try to relax more about the things I can't control (this is intentionally repeated!)
3) Encourage my children to "work it out" and tell them I have confidence in them to do so!
4) Take a vacation with my husband
5) Practice contentment
6) Embrace aging (see numbers 1 and 2)
7) Give where I can
8) Spend time with those people who like me "as is" and quit trying to please the ones who don't.
9) Create from the heart
10) Learn the true art of doing nothing ... this is the version that comes guilt-free.
11) Learn to view clutter as "homey" versus "highly annoying"
Whew -- an ambitious list that I will hang on my wall once again. Guess if I can make headway on a couple -- this will be a great year! Happy New Year to you and yours! -MR