So, it’s June 1st! When did that happen?! I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I start to have anxiety over the fact that the year is half done and I am not anywhere near accomplishing all that I have set out to do. My New Year resolutions (yes, I make them) are written down (and yes, I write them down) somewhere in my journal which I may or may not have opened in months. Every time I open my nightstand and see it sitting there I cringe. My normal response to this anxiety is to pretend it is not there, just busy myself with day to day things and hope it just goes away because it’s not like I have SIX MORE MONTHS to work on what ever it is that I “set out to do”. Hello?!?! When did I become a “glass half empty” kind of girl? The answer is NEVER. I can’t and I won’t.
So, June 1, 2010 will mark the beginning of a personal tradition for me – Half New Years!! A day when I schedule a block of time to look over the goals that I made for the year – give myself credit for the ones that I have worked on, remember and reevaluate the ones that I have not and then make changes or new commitments. There is no reason that I should beat myself up about not following through for another six months before starting the cycle again…that is silly and unproductive. Here are four of the things on my list:
- Start a consistent and realistic work out plan: at least 3 days a week. Bring workout clothes to work – I can pat myself on the back for this one!!! I started a bit later in the year that I wanted to, but as you know, I am doing a triathlon in September and have been doing bootcamp for the last month (you can read more about that here) and I start my next round of bootcamp this week!! I feel really good about this.
- Learn to make stuff from scratch, eat REAL/healthy food and try new things – started out good on this one at the beginning of the year, but then got insanely busy at work (blah blah blah) and my excitement for coming home and cooking a new and exciting meal disappeared. This is one that I am re-committing to. I know I can do it, it just takes planning, turns out that I am a planner – thanks for letting me chat that out. Done.
- Start a writing project: schedule writing time at least 3 times a week, be uninhibited, honest and real. Journal every night, even if just to write down 5 things I am thankful for that day – well, I certainly took my sweet ‘ol time on this one, but it is another one that I can celebrate. Not only have I started this blog, I am also writing a lot of ‘non blog’ things and that has been very cathartic for me. The one part I can work on is the journaling, it has been months, I re-commit to this for sure.
- Start learning Spanish – No esta bueno on this one. I have rosetta stone sitting in my office. I look at it every day. I do nothing about it every day. This has been a new year’s resolution of mine for ONE HUNDRED MILLION YEARS. I must make this happen. Time will be scheduled each week, even if just one day. I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN! (that’s me, pep-talking myself).
So there you have it – I feel better. I can easily do these things in the next six months. I see some serious jazz hands and high-fives between now and the end of 2010. It will be legendary – at least in my mind.
What about you? What is something that you want to recommit to? You can do it. I know you can.