Friday, January 3, 2014

a new year

A clean slate.
A fresh start.
A new beginning.

The older I get the more I appreciate the new year.

I know what people say... why wait for a new year to change?

The new year makes you pause and reflect.  I can't remember the last time I slowed down enough to think about what I really wanted.

“Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.” 
- Benjamin Franklin

Those words scare me.  A regret of a wasted life is such a worthless regret.  If you're going to regret something in life it should be big and shocking... like letting the love of your life go, giving into temptation... those kinds of things.  Regret of a life wasted is the saddest excuse to me. 

I read somewhere that our daily habits make up our life.  So simple, so true and yet so powerful, because it's the key to changing your life. 

If you want things to change, you need to establish new habits. 
So here goes... 

1.) Positive Thinking
I read that without positive thinking you won't accomplish much. 
2.) Exercise.
Not only for my physical health, but just as much for my mental. 
3.) Mediate. 
I want to show up to my life. 
4.) Write.
I love words just as much as I love photographs.  Even if it's just a quote, my goal is to write daily (not here, but in my personal journal). 

I read once that if you do something thirty times in a row and it will become a habit.  Thirty is the magic number. 

Oh I almost forgot... 
5.) No television.

These are my personal goals for 2014, hopefully in the days to come I can share my other goals regarding family and business.  They will be interesting I'm sure. 

Happy New Year friends. 
Any new habits you're wanting to create?

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1 comment:

  1. I too would like to meditate. Please let me know if you have any resources that help you :) And you're a brave one for trying no TV. It's such an easy go-to for stress relief for me. This year I've got a few including no more snooze button, more consistent blog output and entering my writing into contests/publications. Whee! 2014 here we come!


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