I am going to consume under 500 calories a day.
No more wine.
No new designer shoes in the year 2014. In fact no shoes the entire year.
I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
I am going to finish two books a week.
I hate New Year’s resolutions. We flip the page to 2014 and vow to jump on the proverbial treadmill. For the majority of us, making this mighty ambitious goal, is an empty promise to oneself and just end up deflated and out of air. At the risk of being pedantic, a resolution is finding a solution, meaning you are solving a problem, with the prefix ‘re,’ which usually means again. We strive to solve a problem again and again and again.
This year I challenge myself to set some short-term goals, once a month, for a fresh start for 2014. They don’t have to be grandiose or dramatic, they just have to be tangible. Have your daily cup of yoga. Take a walk. Get fresh air. Step away from the screen. Do it a little better this time. Be less demanding on oneself and just try to exist. Try that for a month.
As I reflect back on what was 2013 a mere 365 days ago, I decided to publish my posts three to four times per week, and obtain more clients, which, to my surprise, worked out for the entire 365 days of 2013.
Now tell me, what baby steps are you going to take? Your turn.