"One resolution I have always made, and try always to keep is this - Rise above the little things"
For many years, I haven't bothered to make new year's resolutions because I am so terrible at sticking with them. But this year I decided to set some goals and intentions for myself and so I started looking for some information that might be useful in helping me do this better. In the past, I would try to take on too many things, quickly get overwhelmed, and give up. So this year, I'm going to pick only a few things to focus on. I haven't decided on my final list yet, but I found this article from Zen habits to be very helpful in thinking about resolutions differently. Also from Zen habits, is this article on making a fresh start every day. Perhaps my only goal really needs to be to follow these guidelines more days than not:
- Let go
- Decide what matters most today
- Clear away distractions and focus
- Find happiness now
- Reinvent yourself every day
"The secret of happiness you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less." ~Socrates