January 5, 2021
It is the first week of the New Year, and I am just trucking along here on my end. I would be lying if I said that I don’t get caught up in the goal-setting energy at the beginning of the year. I’m not a resolutions person, but I love some goals. There is an energy that comes with the New Year. A fresh look, and though it’s just a change of the calendar, there is something special behind it all. So, what goals have I set recently?
My main personal goal focuses on my yoga practice. I am completely transparent about the inconsistency of my yoga practice. I struggle to step on my mat if it isn’t to teach or prepare for a new sequence. Don’t take that as anything other than inconsistency. I adore yoga’s benefits and know that a consistent practice makes a difference, so this year my goal is to step on my mat every day. I have been a nay-sayer about this type of goal in the past because I have seen people beat themselves up when they miss a day, which seems the opposite point of the goal. So, I’m taking this goal loosely and accepting that somedays it will be an hour on the mat. Other days it will be 5 minutes. There’s a fine line between reaction and response… 3 breaths. I will take the time every day to at least take those three breaths.
My other goals focus on fiber art, writing practice, and businesses. I won’t say 2021 will be my year because it has nothing to do with the calendar number. Whenever you set it, every goal’s success is determined by the amount of work you put into it. I know obstacles will arise, they always do, and some days I will falter, but I’m determined to continue growing and learning along the way. Let’s change how we view resolutions and make them more realistic by making them goals. Goals are tangible. Resolutions are more likely to waiver. It’s all about the language and how you view them. Have you set new goals recently? I would love to hear about them!
I wish you well in this New Year and can’t wait to share it with you!