It’s 2013. It might take a while to get used to saying that or writing it, but a brand new year has arrived. And with that new year comes the infamous fresh start. A chance to set new goals for your life, to try and break old habits, and to do that one thing you’ve been promising yourself you’d do for the past year (if not longer).
I haven’t set many concrete New Years Resolutions for myself this year. This morning I got my daily dose of The Daily Love, which also focused on making a brand new start. It raised some important questions that got me thinking:
What outcomes am I committed to in 2013?
The main outcome I am committed to achieving this year is building a strong, unwavering confidence in myself and what I’m capable of. The year ahead holds new responsibilities at work and the start of my third year living in Nashville. Both of those will present opportunities that are full of big, scary unknowns. Remembering what I’ve already accomplished will help ease my fears about what’s coming.
What layers am I willing to shed?
I’m willing to shed the layers of judgment (of myself and others), worry and the need for perfection.
What new habits am I willing to create?
- Open my heart more to God’s will for my life.
- Appreciate everything I have to offer myself and others.
- Keep up with my exercise and healthy eating routine (without stressing about it so much).
Who do I want to become?
I want to become a person who easily sees and enjoys the beauty of her life. Her intelligence, her abilities, her emotions, her surroundings, her friends and family and her circumstances – both good and bad. And I want to be someone who doesn’t worry so much about all of the aforementioned areas of life.
That’s a start. Check back in 365 days and we’ll see how it went.