Happy February and how is 2013 moving so fast already? If you’re anything like me, your New Year’s resolutions are beginning to slip by the wayside. It’s only human nature: on January 1, we decide that the upcoming year is going to be perfect, and so we give ourselves all sorts of sweeping, unrealistic goals that are absolutely primed to fail.
But the great thing about resolutions is that you can make them any time you want. I like using the first of the month to renew mine, because it’s like a mini New Year’s! Also, setting goals for a single month, rather than all 365 days of the new year, can be much more satisfying and doable. Remember, it takes 21 days to form a new habit–meaning that a month is the perfect amount of time for you to try, slip up, and try again.
So today, take a few deep breaths, pull out a scrap of paper, and visualize your life for the next month.
- What would you like to accomplish?
- What bad habits would you like to kick?
- What little changes will make you feel a lot better?
Your resolutions don’t have to be huge game changers, either. Think small. You can resolve to do a gentle yoga pose before bed each night. You can resolve to start daydreaming again. You can resolve to send one sweet card to a loved one every month. You can even resolve to stop making resolutions and start having fun!
Here are a few links and reminders to help you out along the way:
Here’s a podcast (and text) on why monthly resolutions are the way to go.
Feeling overwhelmed? These simple, calming techniques will get you centered again.
For the Type-A personality, this Life Bucket list is a great way to stay intensely focused.
For artists and art-lovers, here are two amazing tools for creative recovery.
Have a great, healthy February!