I would love to tell you that I am ready for the New Year…but I’m not.
See, normally, I would have my lists, and goals, and plans…oh my!, but no, not this year. Last years was a total wash and well, this year, I am going to work off of last years, but not quite so…so…so…lackadaisically. Yes, I admit it. I was a humbug about changes this past year. No, not that type of humbug, the kind that rejects change. But the type of humbug who selectively rejects change…you know…which requires more effort, time, money, etc.
This year…I just want to improve. Period.
I know. I know. How non-specific. How general. How basic. How…non-committal.
It’s really not all that bad. In fact, I have already started on one thing…eating a banana before anything else in the am. Seems silly doesn’t it? It’s not really. I am a cereal junkie. I love cereal for breakfast. But the truth is, it is not the best breakfast in the world and considering the whole ‘I really shouldn’t eat wheat thing cause it makes me feel icky’ card does indeed play a role in this whole banana thing. I like bananas. They are easy to work with in the foggy brain of the morning I embrace. I gave up caffeine first thing in the morning three years ago now. Strictly water first thing in the morning for this gal! Lots of water. From my Berkey. Not that nasty stuff out of the sink. But I digress.
I want to focus on the little changes. And believe you me, there are a LOT of little changes that need to be made. Not a bad thing. It just is. And that’s okay. I am going to embrace each little change as it comes.
Not to further try and “justify” my position on focusing on the little things, but I do sometimes wonder if it isn’t the whole mindset of trying to do major changes at all once that sets us up for…fai…fail…failure. (That’s a tough word to say. 😀 ) Isn’t it like trying to sit down and eat the entire elephant in one sitting? Just my thoughts on it. Not wrong. Not right. Just is.
Are you ready for the New Year? Do you have big plans for changes? Tell me what they are. I want to know so I can be a cheerleader for you! “Rah, Rah, Rah. Shish, boom, bah. Bring the change, bring the change. Rah, Rah, Rah!” Seriously though, change is a good thing. And even though I just texted my mother that “change is good, I love to wave to it as it passes by”, (another topic of conversation all together that had nothing to do with personal improvement), I really do believe that without change, we are stagnant, destined to be complacent, immoveable, and dull. Change really can be exciting!
Let’s do this together. Small bites. No trying to eat the elephant in one sitting. Are you ready? Let’s do it!