Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you love, laughter, friendship, challenge and abundant gratitude!!
As I reflect on 2016, I have so much to be grateful for. A great family, wonderful friends, colleagues and clients that give me such meaning and purpose and who accept my thoughts, support and guidance.
When I think about a New Year’s resolution for 2017, it feels amazingly daunting. Such pressure! Like giving up candy for Lent back in the day. What if I fail? Then what do I do? According to the Huffington Post, only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions. Not very promising statistics.
A resolution sets firm, hard decisions to do or not do something. Dr. Roberta Anding from Baylor College of Medicine has a different approach. She says instead of a firm, hard decision for January 1, 2017, why not do a “reset”; an opportunity to “set again” or set your habits differently.
I LIKE IT! (It’s an opportunity to evaluate every day… if I need to. And some days, I just might need to.)
So here are some of my “resets for 2017” taken from daringtolivefully.com:
- Read more books
- Be more grateful (I don’t think one can ever be too grateful!)
- Become more confident… not over-confident … but confident
- Increase your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Start a blog (How about that?)
Some of these I will be wildly successful at, and some I will, no doubt, have to “reset” from time to time. But my 2017 “resets” show up as a blank notebook. I get to use it however I choose. The pages are simply waiting to be filled.
So, let me ask you… What’s your “reset” for 2017?
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