28 December 2014

Renew your spirit with a fresh start

We're getting to the end of the year now, and that means lots of people--myself included--are thinking about how to do things differently to make 2015 better than 2014.

I've been thinking about things I want to add to my life to make improvements, and things I want to remove from my life to eliminate distractions and unhealthy habits. I's also been thinking about my relationships with other people, and how they might need to be changed to make my life more peaceful and happy. And I've come up with some goals* for 2015 that I'm going to be working toward.

One of big things I plan to add to my life is healthier habits. This includes getting back into healthier eating habits (mindful, plant-based diet), exercising more regularly, and focusing on maintaining a mind-body-spirit balance in my life. I'm not as healthy as I would like to be, and I have specific health goals I need to achieve, so I'm trying to make a more concentrated effort at working toward those specific goals.

I'm also working on eliminating distractions and time-wasters this year. For example, I spent way too much time on Facebook in 2014. That's going to stop. I'm not going to say that I'm going to stop using Facebook completely since it is my primary communication with some family members, but the less I use it, the happier I'll be. My initial goal is to check it once a day for personal use. (I have been trying to use it for work, but I think I'm going to step away from that in the midst of the upcoming career changes, then jump back into it after the shift.)

I have big ambitions for 2015, but I'm excited about what's coming in both my personal and professional lives.

I think it's going to be a good year.

*I set goals instead of resolutions each year. It's less intimidating to me, and I feel like it gives me flexibility to adapt my goals in case things come up throughout the year, as they tend to do.

1 comment:

  1. I never joined Facebook, partly because I knew I would end up spending a lot of time on it. I did join Twitter last year, and I spend more time than I should on it; it's interesting to write my own Tweets and to read other people's Tweets, though I know I should spend more time on fiction writing.


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