Every year I start out with a new journal and a new year motto. In addition, I also love a good dream board, check out my last post on the 2016 board. Just a little something to bring focus to the year. My overarching expectations and goals. The dream board (or whatever you want to call it) prompts introspection, planning, and a refreshed sense of motivation. After pulling together my board, I try to come up with a phrase or word to sum up my goals.
So I’m calling it – 2016 is the year of balance. I have very little balance in my life. On my one vacation this year, I spent time working – emailing and texting, thinking about the event I had coming up in just two weeks after my return. I canceled dates for work. I canceled workouts for work. I canceled happy hours for work. You get the point…I let work run my life.
So this year, my motto – BALANCE. Less working, more enjoyment. Now I realize that I can’t just walk away from work, but I’m going to try to be more present at work and do my best to leave it there. When I’m home, with other people, or doing something for myself, instead of letting work trump everything, I’m going to be more present and in the moment. Maybe I’ll succeed and end up dancing the charleston on a tightrope too!
And most of all make my overall health and well-being (which includes keeping my relationships healthy) a priority. I want to be present when with other people, or doing something for myself. I want to stand by my commitments. I want to make sure people in my life know they matter. I want to do the things I love because they make me happy. I want to try new hobbies. I want to travel to places I want to go and not places dictated by events. My bucket list keeps getting longer and I’m no closer to doing 90% of it than I was 10 years ago.
Not much of a new year’s resolution I’m aware, but I try to stay away from those these days. Too much pressure.
So tell me, what’s your motto or goal for 2016?