Ah, new year’s resolutions. We all make them, don’t we? Even if we don’t verbalize them it is hard to think of the coming year without pondering new beginnings and opportunities the year will hold. As I look back on the past year, I am so incredibly grateful. 2013 was certainly a ground-breaking year for me personally and in business and I can’t express how much everyone’s support and love means to me. I walk into 2014 with a full heart and an excited readiness to accept what lies ahead. I couldn’t think of a better way to express my 2014 resolutions than with chalk! Taking the time to draw each word really firmed these aspirations and looking at something pretty each day will serve as a reminder. (P.S. If these resolutions resonate with you, I’ve made this design available as a digital download. )
Each goal has multiple meanings. For example, Drink More Tea: this may sound so simple, but sitting down and having a cup of tea is symbolic of relationships and savoring the simple things. Also, instead of reaching for that sweet treat in the evening, I will sip on a cup of tea.
Being present is something so important, yet easy to forget. I am guilty of overusing social media and missing out on the events and happenings going on around me that I should actually experience. I will be putting away the phone more often in general. Hence, the resolution to take more bubble baths. Unplugging is necessary for all of us, yet how often do we really unplug? I’ve found that even without social media I tend to get up in my head with anxious worries or the never-ending to-do list. These thoughts can muddle my day and prevent a present existence. Praying more and worrying less is a mantra that I will carry with me to control my attentions.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Making Things Happen conference this past October. How refreshing it was to spend two days with like-minded individuals that face the same struggles, fears, and doubts. I am so grateful for the wonderful advice and heartfelt tips shared by the extraordinary speakers. This priceless advice and inspiration will be forever valuable as I move into a new year and make these significant changes. If you have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it. Also, for those looking to make changes this new year (or anytime!) I also recommend the book “The Willpower Instinct”. It is powerful and eye-opening.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for an incredible 2013. I wish you all love, success and nothing but the very best in 2014. <3
Happy New Year!