Resolutions, I'm not so sure about... Making changes, moving forward; always good. How do you approach the New Year? Do you make a list of resolutions or goals. Or do you take it as it comes?
I think I've done it all, but mostly I like to approach the New Year with some worthwhile goal or change. It's exciting, gets the blood moving, keeps me young etc...
We started taking a more relaxed approach by taking a step back and looking at what life was saying to us. For two years the theme that presented itself was "New Things." Just having this mindset opened us up to trying new experiences and saying "yes" to opportunities that have come our way. These are not just big things but small or seemingly inconsequential things too! Like running a half marathon together or going to Vegas for the first time (yes it's true, I'd never been there)!!! Taking my first ski lesson. Even trying a new quilting technique and turning an acquaintance into a friend.
The theme that seems to be presenting itself this year comes in three words. Passion. Revitalize. Restore.
After looking up the definitions and the synonyms for these words I found that they intertwined: Passion-strong interest, drive, enthusiasm. Revitalize - to impart renewed energy and strength to. Restore - to rouse from a state of inactivity or quiescence. Reactivate, reawaken, rekindle, resuscitate, revivify. (Go to http://www.dictionary.com/ if you want to look up your own words).
Do you see a common theme here? What verbs, nouns or adjectives are presenting themselves to you? Pay attention to a common thread that keeps popping up in your life. How can you incorporate these to make your life richer, full of purpose, more exciting?
Wishing you a New Year full of adventure...