Who am I kidding? Anything I resolve to do in January will be right down the toilet by February. That's my general attitude about New Year's resolutions, I'm just not that kind of woman. I am a look forward kind of woman though and I do set goals for myself but they tend to be more short term these days. Instead of resolutions I'm having more success with picking an aspiration to aim for in the coming year.
Here it is, my aspiration for 2016 - Live in the Moment! No dwelling on the past reliving past mistakes, wishing for different outcomes. No trying to look so far into the future trying to control all possible scenarios. Live in the moment. Enjoy the here and now, appreciate the present. We are only given today and what ever this day brings. Several events from the past year have brought this particular lesson home to me rather forcefully and so I will strive to be more mindful of my moments in 2016.
Those of you who have been with me for a while may remember my 2015 goal:
To be honest this one was a little hard to achieve as the past year brought a lot of bad news our way. While this gloom was not affecting us directly it did touch deeply people we cared about and cast a pall over much of the year. Still, I managed to start each day with a positive affirmation and so along with that I'll start my days in 2016 with a reminder to stay in the moment.
These little tokens go up on the wall in my sewing studio as a daily reminder of what I hope to achieve. No resolutions for me only aspirations.
What about you, are you a resolute person or an aspirational person? Maybe a little of both? In either case good luck in 2016 achieving your goal!
Until next time,