Who makes new years resolutions? Or have words of the year that represent what you want to achieve, do, have etc??
I don’t always do a word for the year. Or resolutions. Most often I will create a mind map and list 5 things that I see myself completing in this new year. For example the 5 things this year on my list are:
Have #1 international best selling anthology
Raise $4000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, in Ottawa Canada.
Be able to transition to doing 3/4 time work at my day job, to working at least 1 day a week on biz work. Which is my passion, and what keeps me getting out of bed in the morning.
Travel, spreading the messages of Inch by Inch Empowerment, facilitating trainings/workshops globally, being paid to do what I love.
And finally the 5th one, I’m going to actually share it with you. Yet it is along the theme of business and awards.
This year as well I chose a word, or it came to me actually. That word is Prosperous. Being prosperous this year in all areas of my life. I’ve not had a word like that before. I normally go for words like courage, receive, love etc.
I haven’t made resolutions in years. What I have chosen this year to do is make a commitment to myself. I made a commitment to myself for the year is self care. Taking more time for me. Giving myself permission to be gentle when I need to, to slow down and rest or relax. Years ago I would have a bubble bath on Sundays. Put on some soft music, light candles, and soak away in the bubble bath. I am not sure what stopped it. Maybe because I was living with roommates, or was always rushing and not slowing down. Or maybe a mix of both……
So now this weekend, tomorrow I commit to having a bubble bath. I feel silly, like a school girl with excitement of giving myself permission to have a bubble bath. I went to Bath and Body Works and picked up some yummy candles of lavender vanilla, and 2 kinds of bubble baths/foam baths (one that smells like strawberries, and one that is lavender vanilla).
The other thing I picked up was a colouring book, and new pencil crayons. Now I’ve been colouring for years before it became a ‘thing’ for adults to do. With working with kids in schools, or other programs, like my business of Inch by Inch Empowerment drawing and colouring is something I enjoy doing.
The one I got this time has 52 different pages with quotes and illustrations. Each one unique and different.
So what are you committing to this year? What is a small change you are making?