Now is the time to take a little peek at our resolutions, where under the influence of New Years glad tidings and Auld Lang Sine, we scribbled a thousand and one impossible things that we aspired to achieve (myself included).
How have we fared so far? Have we been able to make a crack at it yet?
The resolutions to break some habits, to form new habits, to write some more, to read some more, to change our lifestyle for healthier options, to acquire new skills, to undertake more intimate spiritual journeys, to laugh, love, give, and pray some more, to start that business idea, that book, that class, more rest (yes recuperation is also part of it, for the workaholics amongst us) and the list is ever endless….
Let us not feel overwhelmed and at a loss of breath for the shortness of time, if you have fallen behind.
A lot can still be achieved this month by tuning into ourselves and prioritizing:
– Review that list down to plausible short term goals: for the day, the week and at most for the month. Remember that little drops does create a large pool, and consistency creates habits.
– Reward yourself for every step made in the right direction towards your goals. Rewards could come in different forms and doesn’t have to be an expensive venture. It could be buying that book you have been wanting to read, a lie in, a relaxing day at the beach/park, going out with the girls for a laugh, a glass of your favorite wine, a soak in a bubble bath, seeing a movie, just find out what works for you. For example, when I put in a good work-out, I dance at the end of my workout. It makes me happy.
– Now, go get them. You can do it!
Life is not a short sprint but a journey undertaken in leisure, so endeavor to savor your journey.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Image credit: Thanks to Joshua Earle at Unsplash