Yes, it’s February. Yes this is my “2012 Resolutions” post. I know there is some unwritten rule that says you have to spit out your resolutions in early January or else it’s pointless and people don’t take them seriously anyway. Well, I plan to- and I took this month and did lots of reflecting and thinking, so now I’m ready to resolve. 2011 was a huge transitional year for me. It was my first full year working a full time job and officially being an adult. It kicked my ass to say the least. I learned alot, and after turning 25, I’m ready to kick it up a notch. These are the things I want to focus on to help me grow.
- Renounce my membership of Broke Phi Broke Inc.
- Recoup from Love
- Strengthen Relationships
- Practice Discipline
- Grateful Journal
- Commit to Health
To help me actually keep up with these resolutions, you’ll see these as reoccurring themes I write about. Let me explain them a little more though:
Renounce my membership of Broke Phi Broke Inc:
The whole reason I went to study business, specifically Entrepreneurship- is because I wanted to be wealthy. I now know how money is made, I know how to maintain it- but for some reason I am having trouble applying the same processes, procedures and discipline that I would apply to an organization to my own life. No bueno. My motto for my financial self this year is ”Don’t buy things. Buy Freedom.” No every time I am about to swipe the debit card, I’ll repeat that in my head and hopefully make better financial decisions.
Recoup from Love:
I just came out of a very tumultuous relationship. It came out of nowhere and while it taught me so much about myself, it really tested my ideas about love, commitment, monogamy etc. I have to unpack all of that relationship (and others) so that I can move forward and hopefully experience more fruitful relationships.
Speaking of relationships, we all know that family and friends, but we never take the time and map out exactly how these people fit in your life and measure how you are managing those relationships. Until now, it’s been fairly easy to manage- a phone call here, an email or chat there and that was good. Now that I’m older and my peers are just as busy as I am, in order to have fulfilling and healthy relationships, I have to be more deliberate in how I function within them.
It’s so funny that I attended schools where this was a main component in the overall learning and yet I just do not have it. Discipline, that is. I want to identify something that I need to do and practice doing it. Seems simple, but it’s something I definitely want to get better at; whether it’s eating certain foods , practicing yoga or.. oh I know! Writing this blog! Either way- discipline and I have many dates planned.
Keep a Grateful Journal:
I’m definitely in “hustle” mode in terms of my career and lifestyle. This means that I am constantly functioning on “what’s next” or “what else do I want/need”. I know that I will never attain all of what life has to offer if I am constantly seeking. Instead, I want to practice being more balanced and reflecting often on what I already have. I already have a journal. I am going to decorate it and even if I write one sentence or word in it a day- I know that time taken to just think about all that I have will do wonders for me.
Commit to Health:
Iv’e been seeing a new homeopathic doctor whom I LOVE. It’s gotten me to take my health more seriously and move from thinking of being healthy as a “those people” thing and embrace it in my own way. I see my immediate family struggle so much with everything from diabetes to weight and everything else in the book. I owe it to myself and them to be accountable to my physical well being. This means diet,exercise and just a overall rise in consciousness about what I put in and on my body.
I know. I know. These may seem cliche or nothing big to some, but they are things that I have identified as important steps for me to achieve what I want out of my life. I’ll also use them as guides for my writing- which should be interesting. So there you have it- my 2012 resolutions. Better late than never…