And now that we're officially in 2009, I'm thinking about resolutions. Normally, I don't make them because I rarely keep them, and this year because of my list, I'll forgo the laundry list of things I will do differently and keep it simple with two main goals.
In 2009, I want to really do two things:
- Be happy
- Stay healthy
As a note, I'm not saying that I'm currently unhappy. Overall, I am a happy person who looks at life with a "glass half full" mentality, so to help me stay on this path in 2009, I want to challenge myself (with my list and beyond) and continue working on things in my personal and professional life. And reminding myself that I can't let the little things bother me, it will keep me grounded and focused.
So goal #1 is to keep being me but remaining happy and content. I'm grateful for my friends, family, good health and a good job, so as long as I can focus on these things, the rest will follow.
For goal #2, well I'm leaving that one a little vague. Sure, I would love to lose 10 pounds and say that I will work out four times a week, but I'm looking at this on a bigger scale. It's eating more in moderation and watching portion control, it's keeping a better balance of healthy vs. unhealthy foods and allowing myself a treat without turning it into a candy binge. It's all about baby steps.
Looking back, 2008 was a big year with big milestones - especially during the summer months - and I'm hoping 2009 is just as good. I learned a lot and met a lot of new people, and I hope the new friendships I've forged are just as strong next year as they are now.
Did any of you make New Year's resolutions or goals? If so, feel free to share them, I would love to hear what everyone else is going to be working on this year!