I am not going to go with the usual resolutions this year. I am not going to focus on losing weight, running everyday, saving money, etc. Those things will always be there whether I make them a resolution or not. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't. I am going to continue to try and eat well, exercise, loose a few pounds and be careful with my money. But what do I really want for 2017? Well, here are some thoughts.
- My word of choice for 2017 will be ACCEPTANCE. This past year was Courage and it did well for me. I first needed the courage to wake up and see what was happening with me. What was I hiding from myself? What emotions did I need to see I was afraid of? Courage was step one. Granted, I still run from a lot, I am still afraid and I still have anxiety, but I am a bit more open to it. Can I say what I think will happen with ACCEPTANCE yet? Nope, hence why I am willing to explore it for 2017.
- Write, write, write!! My goal is to get back to really getting my thoughts on paper. This works!! I will share what I want and keep private what I don't. Plain and simple. The few times here and there I write in my journal clears my mind and seriously makes a difference. Most of what I write I can't share (sorry all) but it gets it out of my brain, on to paper and allows for the full release.
- Getting me some mindfulness! I am smack dab in the middle of John Kabat-Zinn's book Full Catastrophe Living and it is beyond eye opening. It's a huge book so if you pick it up, tell yourself to divide it up over time so you are not overwhelmed but it is a game changing book. If I can master this idea of mindfulness, I just might be on the road to full ACCEPTANCE of everything about me.