So 2014 is here. Wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope you had an enjoyable New Year’s eve. My last day of 2013 was in sync with the theme of the year — I had originally planned on staying home and having a quiet night. But then a friend contacted me and invited me to her friend’s place at Edgecliff which has harbour views. And I said yes. Because, why not?
Anyway, I saw the start of 2014 pretty sober. And despite the late night, was able to hit the gym this morning. I have also had time to think about the year ahead. Last year, I set myself 4 goals for the year and I was successful in following three of them. I want to do something similar for 2014.
Get back into healthy eating: My eating went a bit crazy this year, particularly in the latter half. I put on a kilo and a bit but it doesn’t show because I have still been exercising at least 5 days a week. To this end, I have once again signed up to the 12WBT program to help me tone up a bit more as well as lose a little weight and eat right again. I know I can do it. I just need to be a bit more organised and disciplined. And cut the damn sweets!!!
Put aside money into savings: I really, really, really need to get my finances back into shape. First step is to pay off my credit card. Following that, I need to put aside a certain amount into an account I do not touch. I used to do that a couple of years ago but then got a bit slack. I need to seriously budget and stick to my plans for the week.
Smile at people I don’t know: This is a quirky thing but I notice that occasionally I will smile at people I pass by on the streets or at the gym or shops. But most of the time, I hesitate. I think it’s because I am uncertain how they will react. From now, I just want let go off that fear and embrace the uncertainty and well, just smile. Because I want to. Not because I care how they will react.
Be more open: I spent a lot of 2013 opening up but I am hoping that in 2014, I will do even more of it. I want to be open to new experiences, new people, and well, be open about my imperfections and embrace my vulnerabilities. I know there is a risk involved in being open but I want to take that risk this year.
Live: I love this word. I have it on my desk at work. It represents a multitude of things to me and in a nutshell, I want to LIVE fully in 2014. That involves continuing to get out of my comfort zone, working on being in the present moment and not get too caught up by the past and future, be more mindful, do things I want to do and more so, those I don’t want to do. And well, not merely exist from one day to the next but to actually live it!
So that’s it. 5 goals for 2014. 5 ways I want to live my life this year.
I hope it is even more of an incredible journey than 2013 was.
What about you? Have you got any plans for 2014?
What do you see when you look ahead?
Until next time,