As a fresh year stretches out in front of us, list-making mavens everywhere sharpen their pencils and scribble down gads of lofty goals. Although I often feel these ambitious scribes are my kindred spirits, I’m currently attempting a different approach to New Years resolutions. Sure, I’m still a firm believer in writing out goals along with concrete plans for achieving them, but I engage in this kind of obsessiveness year-round and I figure New Years is a good opportunity to think a little more deeply about what I want before diving into the logistics of getting it.
There is something so invigorating about the fresh start a new calendar year brings after all, so why not take time to ponder all the wonderful and not-so-wonderful parts of our lives while envisioning the best-case scenarios for the clean slate ahead of us? For me, this is not so much about self improvement/career advancement as it is about life enrichment. As such, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I really want out of my precious off hours and family time, and asking myself what simple changes I can implement now that will make my quality of life better. The answers I’ve come up with thus far are: spending more time with my husband, eating more vegetables/less blood-sugar-spiking foods, and doing what’s right for me instead of worrying about what others think. There’s a great expanse between identifying these potential changes and putting them into practice, but I’m content to ponder the crisp, new year in front of me a little while longer before I dive into obsessive-list-making land.
Psst: You can find these cute clipboards in the Decoy Lab Etsy Shop, which I discovered via Oh So Beautiful Paper…Are you making long goal/wish lists this year, or are you swearing to only a few resolutions? Have you been asking yourself the question I’m pondering: what simple or complex changes can you make now that will vastly improve your quality of life? Leave a comment.