2014 felt like the year that got away from me.
I definitely got overwhelmed. I got stressed. It’s not how I want to move forward for 2015. I’m cutting myself some slack because 2014 was a big year of transition – moving to LA and finally getting settled here and making new friends was tough. I’m a super social person, so starting over again was really, really hard.
I also did a lot of traveling and often felt like I was running from place to place and not truly enjoying being in the moment because I was so frazzled all the time. So here’s what I’m going to do about it:
1) Schedule Downtime – I am guilty of working a lot. I need to schedule in time for yoga, working out, going for a run, going to the movies, lying on the couch, reading a magazine, going for long walks. If I don’t do this, I get stressed out. At some point, I felt guilty about having downtime and felt like I needed to be working and overachieving all the damn time. That’s not really working out for me – so downtime it is. I’ll be more productive after I give myself a break.
2) Say No and Don’t Feel Guilty About it – I said YES to a lot of things last year. In fact, I said yes to almost everything. Looking back now, I would have said no to a couple of those. If I ever think I SHOULD do something, I probably don’t actually want to do it. I’m going to stop trying to do it all and focus on doing 1-2 things really well and stop overscheduling myself.
3) Self Care – This will be my overarching theme of 2015. I need to take care of myself first, so I can be my best for me and then for everybody else. I get buried into work too easily. I need to focus more on eating well, cooking from scratch, taking care of my body and exercising. I don’t think I’m asking too much for myself – I just need to prioritize it.
4) Things Don’t Have to Be Perfect – I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist and it’s fine, until it takes over my life and isn’t fun any more. I’m going to ease my foot off the perfection pedal and work on just enjoying life – it doesn’t have to be perfect.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions?