Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I think most people do, even if they don’t actually write them down or list them out. But the beginning of a new year seems a bit like a fresh start, and even if you don’t make ‘Resolutions’ (note the capital R), chances are good that you have a few things you’d like to do differently in 2009. I know I do, and of course, since I keep nothing from you, my wonderful readers, I thought I’d share with you what my mantra for 2009 will be. (I just KNEW you’d want to know!)
My ‘theme’ for the new year is simple… it’s not a list of detailed resolutions, but its what I’m going to be shooting for. My mantra is this: Cut back.
Yep, that’s pretty much it. And it encompasses a lot of things for me. The things I need to cut back on… scale down… simplify… For example:
I need to cut back my calories… simple as that.
I need to cut back on my diet Coke consumption (*sob!)…
I need to cut back on my frivolous computer time (but I will sure miss chatting with my pals on IM so much! Heck, maybe I can even finish my novel.)
I need to cut back on my volunteering.
I need to cut back on spending money.
I think if I can succeed in working on these things (among others), good things will bloom up in their place. I want more time with my family. More time to read to my kids. More chances to be with my girlfriends. I want to be more fit. I want more time to do the things that I want to do, rather than the things that I feel compelled to do. I want to remember what is really important in this life. I want to reclaim some time.
So, maybe by cutting back, I can work on simplifying my life. That’s my goal. Just a little reminder to myself that in order for my life to be as full and rich as it should be, I have to let some things go.
I think I can do that.
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