Theme for the year January 4, 2016Posted by mareserinitatis in personal.
Tags: goals, new years day, resolutions
The past few days, I’ve seen a lot of posts about New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never been a big fan of them. When I decide I want to change something, I usually just decide to do it then and there. Wanting to make more than one change can be tough, and doing so on an arbitrary date makes no logical sense to me.
I felt, however, I like I wanted to do a close examination of my mindset and see what it was I wanted to accomplish this year. On my friend’s Facebook pages, I’ve been seeing a lot of “getting out of my comfort zone” and “trying new things.” Reading those resolutions and goals kind of made me wad up into a bundle of wobbling anxiety. No, the idea of trying news things right now makes me feel overwhelmed as what I’d really like is for things to settle down a bit.
Last night, it finally came to me: I want to finish things. Lots of things. I have too many balls in the air and don’t feel like I’m handling them as well as I could. (You’ve probably heard the analogy that life is like juggling glass balls.) I know the answer to that dilemma: the best way to ease that situation is to remove some of the balls from the balancing act. Some of those balls are small: I have several craft projects that are sitting half-done. (And it didn’t help that I found more yesterday when going through a couple old boxes.) I have some writing projects that are yet unfinished. And there are a LOT of house and yard projects. And a couple major life goals. You know…the normal stuff.
I’m starting my list of things that I want to finish. Over the next few months, I’ll be working on getting those big goals done. The smaller goals will probably fit nicely in my 15 minute breaks. At least that’s the hope. And I plan to come back next year with a list of things I have finished this year. I hope that once I finish, maybe I will stop feeling like I’m in danger of dropping all my balls.
So what are your big plans for the new year?