The end of the year and the beginning of a new year – it’s a natural point to reflect on the past year and to plan ahead for the upcoming year. There’s so much promise ahead of us, right?
P.S. While I decided not to set resolutions per se for the new year and to focus on my one word for 2014, I have decided to set some daily goals – things that I’m hoping will soon become habit. After all, it’s daily action that creates habits. My daily goals?
- Write 500 words a day.
- Pitch or work on an article pitch. In other words, my writing won’t magically appear unless I actually do something about it and get it out there.
- Practice yoga whether it’s on the mat, through meditation or study.
- Go to sleep before midnight.
I’m hopeful that by focusing on these daily habits will help me prioritize my time better and help me be clear about #wycwyc. Because when it comes down to it, those are the four things that I want to fill my days with – plus spending time with family and friends.
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Here’s this week’s Friday Round-Up. I don’t know if it’s the fact that lots of people are synthesizing lessons learned or identifying larger themes but there were so many great posts this week.
What Yoga Taught Me in 2013
I love these reflections from Alicia, especially as I start on my teaching path. In particular, Alicia says, “My teaching is a part of my practice – just like my practice is part of my teaching.” <– Yes!
14 Intentions for a Mindful New Year
Caren’s writing always resonates with me. I look forward to receiving her dharma talks in my inbox every Sunday because she has a beautiful way of expressing her thoughts in a way that always makes me think deeply. This post in particular seemed fitting for the start of the new year – we need to expect more out of the Universe this year, particularly when we’re scared and don’t know the way forward. When we do, Universe helps us find a way.
Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.
I love this perspective on goals, resolutions, and systems. If you really want to move something forward, if you really want to achieve your dreams, you can’t just have goals. You have to commit to the process and create a system that will help you get there.
Love Is… (Holy Shit, I Have Cancer)
Have you read this post over at Huffington Post? This is an incredible, beautiful story. Love. There is so much love around us. Most days we just don’t open our eyes enough to see it.
Happy Weekend to you!
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