Welcome to 2008. I am wondering, what are your new Year’s Resolutions … and how are they going?
As for me, I don’t make them. For me, it works better to strive every day to be the best I can be, and if I fall backwards, I just get up and l take a step forward again. I definitely would never say, “Well, it’s February and I haven’t worked on that goal to lose weight, so now I’ll blow it off until next January.” It doesn’t matter what day or time of the year it is, I’m always going to strive to be physically, spiritually, and mentally healthy.
I do use the new year to reflect on and take stock of goals, however. I may make a list of professional goals, personal goals (get out more — meet more people!). I just set my intention to do work toward whatever it is, and then I do it. To me, part of healthy mental health involves self monitoring about what is working and isn’t working in my life, and making adjustments. If I’m tired, I pull back on unnecessary things I’ve taken on and exercise more so I’ll feel more invigorated. If I’m feeling stressed, I may add a daily meditation to my routine rather than doing it only every week or so.
I look forward to reading what you have to say about how you manage your own life, goals, and health.