While not a specific resolution kind of gal at New Year’s, I do decide on a theme for the coming year. It functions more like a mindset than a hit-or-miss goal. For example, rather than pledging to lose x number of pounds, in 2009 I decided simply to live healthier. That started in January with regular exercise and buying organic where possible. In 3Q09, I cut high fructose corn syrup from my diet. In 4Q09, my “living healthier” barometer led me to a decision that resulted in dramatic stress reduction.
I remember only a few themes from the last 15 years. “Get organized in 2005” stuck with me, and I recall shopping for attic-bound clear plastic tubs on 1/1/05.
This year my theme doesn’t have the advantage of approximate rhyme, but I figure if I “publish” it, perhaps it will benefit from greater longevity. My 2010 theme is (drum roll please)… “Lighten Up. Smile More. Speak positively.” I will need your help with this, so please hold me accountable.
What revolution do you need in your life? What mindset will serve as your barometer for the coming year?