Welcome to 2014: the year of coffee.
I’m pretty sure that’s not the official slogan of the new year, but if it went to a vote, I’d definitely support it. I’ve been getting more sleep lately than I have in a really long time, so I’m not nursing my favorite mud for any major reasons, but more for the comfort and warmth that it provides.
That’s kind of what I’m looking for this year: comfort and warmth. So, if I can get a little hit of that each morning (afternoon, and evening…) to keep me on track, well, I’m going to take it.
The extended holiday season was something borne out of what felt like pure chaos, so for the last week or so I’ve been really pumping the breaks on 2013 to allow for a fresh and intentional start to the new year.
I think the hardest thing about pressing the reset button, or setting goals is, really, honestly, taking the time to figure out what you actually want. We’re so programmed to want what we’re ‘supposed’ to want, what we think we ‘should’ want at whatever our particular age is, or what other people want for us.
I’m still working on the list of things I want to accomplish this year, but there are a few major things that I know I want to do for me, and either create or strengthen the habit(s) as a part of my forever lifestyle. I used to break out my goals in terms of career, personal + health, but to change things up a bit (and because those aren’t easily decipherable categories these days) I’ve divided them into my three favorite life categories:
1. Take a cooking class
2. [Better] Sunday preparation for the week of meals to keep things clean.
3. Hydrate. This means drinking 5-6 times the amounts, of water, that I drink of wine. (This one is really a major learning and goal from the holidays, but I think it’s a worthy rule of any life experience.)
1. Master ALL of the MADabolic primal movements. Or at least let myself believe I have for the length of time I need to KEEP MOVING during the entire interval. (I can be an angry gorilla, right? right.)
2. Re-incorporate yoga + stretching into my life, 2-3 times a week.
3. Take a group class at a trampoline gym (and then buy a[nother] trampoline).
1. Take an art class.
2. Take on at least three of the projects I’ve pinned to my Pinterest boards. Even if just for the sheer entertainment of making the attempt.
3. Make dates with myself. I used to dress up in real clothes and take myself to coffee and shopping or a movie once a month. I don’t know why I stopped, but I miss me. I was pretty fun to hang out with.
The list goes on… and on, and on, but for now, that seems like a good start.
2014, I’m in this with you. Let’s
see OWN how this goes (coffee mandatory).