12.31.2017

new year's un-resolutions

I don't do New Year's Resolutions, but I do enjoy using the revolution of our Earth around the Sun as an excuse to take stock in where I am and think about where I'm going.

This is not a Big Promise To Do Something; it's not even goal-setting. In my ongoing work to free myself from a strong tendency towards All Or Nothing, to not paint myself into a corner, to not create Rules which I then use to limit my experiences, I don't even set concrete goals.

My thinking takes the form of general precepts that I'm trying to remember.

When the weather is nice, spend more time outdoors.

Walk more.

Remember to make plans with friends sometimes.

Do a jigsaw puzzle now and again.

At work, take my full one-hour dinner break without doing union work.

Remember that it's all right to make mistakes.

Explore local history.

Stop multi-tasking.

Remember to blog instead of Facebook.

Read more.


5 comments:

Kristina H said...

I like these "non-resolutions" :-)

laura k said...

Thank you! I hope you will share this year's word with me.

Kristina H said...

My word for this year is "grace."

http://b-ezrathashem.blogspot.ca/2018/01/word-of-year.html

laura k said...

Thanks for the link! Ever since Blogger changed their dashboard interface, I no longer see updates from blogs that I follow. I assume you post links on Twitter, so I'll follow that way.

Dharma Seeker said...

Come visit St. Catharines during Black History Month? It's kind of specific but at least there are 28 days to choose from.