The holidays are nearly over—cue the resolution posts on Facebook and Twitter. The obligatory list that some feel they need to share with the masses. Do you ever want to follow up with any of these people six months later? Think ‘where are they now’?
Years ago, before social media was a glimmer in my eye, I made a list at the beginning of the year of personal and professional goals. Some were lofty while others were attainable and frankly—necessary.
Save money every week for holiday shopping at the end of the year, take my vitamins every day, do 30 minutes of some kind of movement every day—these are goals I set that I actually achieve. But when I want to challenge myself, I kick these goals up a notch. Anyone can achieve simple goals that are freebies. But the hard stuff? That takes diligence.
I have said before that I am not a resolution maker, and I am not. But I am a list maker and a goal setter. No shame in that. To boot, I use paper to make my lists. Take that technology! But these are a constant reminder that I need to stay the course. Forward motion and all of that.
I wish I could show you the wall of post-it notes I have above my computer right now. I pull one off as the task is accomplished and after all of these years THAT is my biggest motivator. There is one in the center that is always there though. It says: take care of you.
Because what gets lost in the shuffle of daily life is my time. 10 minutes of reading with my morning coffee, seeking out some quiet time to clear my mind at the end of the day, socks that match or underwear that still has working elastic.
Take 10 minutes today to do one thing for yourself. Might I recommend a little stroll through the pages of HerRoom.com?