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Into the New Year

Happy New Years, Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful and smooth start to 2017. I’m excited for many things to come this year! A couple of travel plans on my bucket lists, and several tentative activities along the way. I’m feeling that burst of charge cause I’m anxiously anticipating them. With all the excitement, I’m feeling impatient. Before I start getting carried away, I have to rein myself in and remind myself to slow down and take it in stride, rather than jumping ahead of myself. Haha . . . I do have a tendency to run before I walk, and that usually does not always end well. 2016 has taught me a whole lot of that.

Right now, I’m trying to focus on a couple of things at a time, instead of a bunch of things. I guess you could say that this is my New Year’s Resolution, which is to have a better balance of priorities. I have a bad habit of being all over the place, and wanting to do everything at once, which often leaves me side tracked. With last year learning curve and a few bumps on the road, I have come face to face with my own personal setbacks in terms of goals I wanted to achieve, so I needed to adjust the way I approach things.

To start, I need to learn how to balance the many interests I have by picking out a few priorities on the list to focus. Once the goal is met for each priority of interest, I will move on to the next. However, each goal will have a time limit that needs to be met. I would have to reflect on this priorities each month to see where I am at, and whether or not to continue with it or toss it in the ‘no go’ bin. This will be an ongoing goal that I will set in order to discipline myself.

Next, I need to take better care of myself. I’ve been neglecting myself for the pass couple of years, and it’s time to focus more on me, which means I will start eating healthier, getting more rest, and finding more time to unwind and enjoy life. I am a workaholic by nature, and I often forget how burn out I can become. It’s not healthy to find yourself always unmotivated and disinterest in your work and personal life because of your mental exhaustion. By taking better care of myself, I hope to feel recharge and more energetic in order to tackle on possible exciting opportunities, which could be anything.

Finally, enjoy life. This is probably a combination of the latter. I noticed I spend more time working and running errands 80% of my time within the last year. Time is always moving, and I feel like I’m always playing catch up. In the beginning of last year, I was able to clearly see that I need to enjoy and appreciate the precious time we have, instead of always chasing it. Things can happen unexpectedly, and I don’t want to look back regretting that I didn’t spend more time with the people I care about, or miss out on the things that only happen once and that are truly important to me.

That’s about it for now with my resolutions. I don’t usually make a list, but for some reason I feel like I should. Maybe because it would be a constant reminder in the back of my mind that I have publicly listed the things I plan to do, and by doing so I have to do it. There’s no going back. Haha… Does that make sense? What are your New Year Resolutions? Did you make a list yet? Or are you the type who don’t believe in it? Please share, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy First Friday, Everyone! 🙂

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