That doesn't mean I'm saying F*** everyone, I am doing what I want and I don't care what anyone thinks. In fact that wouldn't be me at all because I care deeply what others think, sometimes I care too much about what others think.
But I am determined to start living my life with great intention. I have been going through the motions of life for too many years now and I can't say I am thrilled with where I have landed myself. Don't get me wrong, I love so much of my life, my husband, my family, my home...I could go on and on...but the point is I have been living my life the way I thought was expected of me. The life I thought would make others happy, but I never really slowed down to think if this life would me make happy.
I'm starting today, January 1st because I like the idea of starting over, of a fresh start, but this is not my New Year Resolution. It's my NEW LIFE RESOLUTION.
I have goals I expect myself to hit, BIG goals, though I'll share those in another post. Since I am a great rambler this post would be way to long if I shared them now :)
I don't have a plan for the entire year, but I have a plan for right now. Chalene Johnson and Lewis Howes taught me to live my life in seasons. So I have tentatively planned out my next 3 months. I have scheduled in events that set for me and then will plan my goals around those.
Taking inspiration from Gretchen Rubin I am going to pick a focus to work on each month, a focus that will help my get to my goals. The only focus that is set in stone is January's - Nutrition. (Read this blog post for more on this.)
In February I have tentatively planned to worked on Routines, Systems & Scheduling, and in March, Decluttering and Organizing. These are tentative for two reasons; 1) I know myself well enough to know that I will likely change my mind, so I don't want to make a promise to myself that I may not keep, and 2) I do not know everything and if I learn something new that is key to hitting my goals then I am going to focus on that!
One thing I learned in 2015 that I don't think I will ever forget, and is the reason I am working on my NEW LIFE, is that I have CHOICE. I don't always have control (something I used think I needed), but I have choice in every aspect of life.
Sometimes that choice is only what attitude I am going to choose to have about a situation that is out of my control. But that is still a VERY POWERFUL choice to have.
However sometimes that choice is much bigger, choice in the food I put into my body, choice in the job I do, choice in how I live my life and most importantly choice in my MINDSET.
So now I am choosing to live my life by my design. No my life isn't exactly as I want it (it probably never will be), but right now I can choose to make the best of what I have, and work my ass off to make it better!