Developing the life we want is HARD work! The first 3 months of the year have passed so quickly! And I thought I would have my whole life planned out by now!
Of course my illusions of grandeur have gotten the best of me yet again. Thank goodness life is a long one!
I can say that the first three months of the year has been a productive one. I am still on track with my New Year’s Resolutions and this is a good time to take stock and evaluate what is working and what is not working.
I am happy to say that a lot is working–in order to be better, though, we have to be honest about what is not working. What is not working is I am trying to accomplish everything at once. And while I am not failing–in order to keep up the pace now is when I have to really get re-organized!
I am going to have to truly map out “The Plan”–as I’ve dubbed the rest of our lives…
I thought I was being easy on myself when I only gave myself two New Year’s Resolutions:
- Be the healthiest ME I can be
- Organize my life so I have more: space, time, money and happiness
These resolutions–have translated into some specific goals–that are going to take longer than I expected. It is going to be a long road but I am looking forward to every step!
- Being the healthiest Me I can be has led me to:
Researching healthy lifestyles, fitness and lifestyle diseases and longevity studies. That’s a lot of fancy words just to say that I joined the gym, am looking to learn to cook healthier meals, make sure I get enough sleep, lose weight and get strong.
In doing those things, I stumbled upon Health Coaching School of which I am enthusiastically a student and am not just improving my knowledge and health but helping those close to me as well.
2. Organizing my life so I have more: space, time, money and happiness has led me to:
Decluttering my house, my life, my schedule, my social media, my shopping habits…etc. It has led me down the road to making the right choices for me and my family regardless of what others may think and surprisingly–that has made me feel lighter and free-er and yes, dare I say very happy!
In my New Year’s post one of my pieces of advice was that no matter what your goals or resolution is the most important part of succeeding is to begin. Put one step in front of the other and keep moving forward.
In order to do all the things I want to do and keep up this happy momentum, I need to get re-organized to keep it going.
So here is my plan–maybe you can use these ideas to help you reach your goals also:
- Keep the big picture front and center.
- Make daily, small, reachable goals.
- Accept setbacks.
- Look for other options when there are setbacks.
- And then take the next step.
This is an exciting time being in the Empty Nest–our kids are expanding their world and we are expanding ours–we are enjoying the ride and moving forward!
How are your goals and resolutions coming along? Is it time to start over and get organized toward your big picture? Let me know what things have slowed you down or stopped your progress on something you really want to achieve.
No matter where you are in your goals–remember each day brings new opportunities–and have fun!