Every New Years Day I find myself reflecting on the past year and considering what I want for the new year. The big focus for 2014 will completing the items on my Thirty-by-Thirty list. I need to update my list because I have already accomplished a few of the items on list, so more on that to come. I took the time to sit down today to map out each of my Thirty-by-Thirty goals, making a plan for how I am going to accomplish them all by August.
In addition to my goals, Joel and I both have goals for this year which include home projects and traveling a bit. We also love our annual trips and gatherings with family and friends. So the following is my list of what I guess you could call resolutions, but I am calling them my tools for surviving 2014:
- Don't Procrastinate. I seriously don't have time waste. I need to accomplish tasks, even the teeny-tiny tasks or the routine tasks immediately. If I can stay on top of things, I will feel better about my giant to do list.
- Take Care of Myself. I need to pay attention to what I need mentally, physically, and emotionally. If I am starting to feel burned out, I need to acknowledge it and take a break. I need to eat well and stay on top of my training schedules. I need to take time to relax and maybe even allow myself to feel bored from time to time. Who knows, you are supposed to set lofty goals, right?
- Write It Down. It isn't that I am forgetting stuff, but I don't need the added pressure of that nagging feeling of did I forget something. It will cut down on packing time if I can develop a list of things to pack by documenting what I bring on trips, what I used, what I needed, what I didn't use. If I plan out my weeks by writing it out with an old school pen and paper, I'm more likely to follow through. I think getting things on paper will help to calm my mind.
- Live in the Moment. This is such a cheesy one, but seriously! I am worried with all I have scheduled for the year, I might find myself focusing on what is next rather than enjoying what is happening right now. I want to be sure I enjoy all the adventures this year will bring.
I'm linking up with The Crafty Practitioner for her link-up Resolutions for 2014.
Be sure to stop by and see what resolutions others are making this year.