New Year’s Resolutions

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Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year?

Have you already broken or quit on some of those resolutions?

In my twenties I was the type to fill a page (or more) with resolutions. I was determined to tackle a varieties of issues and projects so my life would be ‘perfect’ by the end of that year. Always these resolutions would fall by the wayside and often I would end disappointed with myself wondering why I couldn’t be just a little more disciplined, motivated…….better……

Now in my forties I don’t make resolutions. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things I want to change or improve. However, instead of making resolutions each year I just reflect on where I am and where I would like to be. I try to make efforts each year so I grow into and become the woman I am meant to be. In my twenties I had no idea the woman I was meant to be, I might have had little glimmers of the direction I was to go, but much of that time was about discovery. I wish I knew then that that was okay and normal. I feel at this stage I have a better idea of the woman I am meant to be, yet there is probably more I am to discover in coming years. I no longer focus on perfection but focus on enjoying the journey and being open to where life leads me.

Setting goals is good, having aspirations is great, but be kind to yourself.

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3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Great perspective and a realistic view towards making positive changes in your life. I’m 41, and I’m totally on the same age as you. Maybe it’s true what they say, that with age comes wisdom.

    Or at the very least, common sense.

  2. Yes totally agree! I’m in the twenties where I’m torn between thinking I should have it all figured out and just discovering and learning and being! Glad to know I’ve made the right choice by sticking with the latter xxx

  3. Love this! I’ve also come to realize that resolutions are merely easy ways to let ourselves down! I have plans & goals and will adjust & refocus where & when needed. Every year is a new journey, every day a new challenge and ever challenge a chance to learn more about myself. I say bring it on and will hopefully maintain my focus and enjoy my 40s in ways I could never enjoy my earlier years! 🙂

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