Happy New Year! I can hardly believe that 2016 has come to an end.
Ok, I'll say it: I am a little relieved that the holiday season is over. Don't get me wrong; I have savored plenty of delicious food and time with family. I have loved taking a break from our normally busy and hectic schedules. I have appreciated some lazy time and the chance to catch up on some favorite shows.
However, truthfully, the main reason I have enjoyed this time so much is because it happens just one time a year. This is truly the only week a year where our family just stops to rest. No sports. No school. No commitments. Even during the summer and other breaks we are running around like crazy.
Let's talk RESOLUTIONS….
I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions. My reason for that is that I feel like most New Year's Resolutions are lofty promises that are next to impossible to obtain and are often cast aside and forgotten after just a few short weeks.
I take steps all year long to learn something (working my brain) and to grow in some personal way. I reach out to mentors and work on self-examination through the year. I also teach group exercise classes several times a week, thus exercise and eating well are goals for me through the year.
So instead of making resolutions, I like to think about goals for the year. This year, two of my goals are to BE BRAVE and to TAKE CHANCES.
I don't like reaching outside of my own personal comfort zone. Let me be the first to say that my personal comfort zone is a small, cramped space. This year I want to expand that comfort zone a bit and take a couple of risks. Take gambles, both personally and professionally. For example, one area where I am working on being brave is by writing on this blog and putting myself out there for people to get to know (but also to judge). I will keep you filled in as the year continues to let you know how it's going and what I'm learning along the way.
What about you? Do you make resolutions? What is a resolution you have made for this year and how can we help you meet it? If you don't make resolutions, do you do something else instead? Please comment below – let's start a conversation and begin building a community with each other!