Monday, January 11, 2010

One Word Resolution

My one word New Year Resolution is:

Last year, especially towards the end, I found myself overwhelmed with anxiety leading to a very short fuse, extreme grumpiness, and flat out unhappiness. I know my misery was also extending to my family, friends, and students. I didn't enjoy being around myself so why would anybody else enjoy being around me.

With the start of the New Year though comes that wonderful idea that you can begin anew with a fresh, clean start. This year, I'm determined to learn how to
RELAX. Many of the things I was worrying about was out of my control...there was nothing I could do to change certain circumstances. Other than plowing ahead it was what it was.

So with my New Years resolution comes the thinking that I have to just let it all go, let it roll off, and realize that the things which I cannot control are not worth worrying about.

Instead I am going to RELAX, enjoy life, and be thankful for all that I have. My house may not always be clean, the laundry may not always be done, the blog may not have a current post up, I may not make the homemade goodies for every class party, or volunteer for everything, everywhere, but it's all good.

I WILL spend more time with my family and friends, take some time for myself, and enjoy the life that is in front of me rather than watching it go by.

My motto for 2010:

Just relax because it is what it is!!

**I got this one word resolution idea from one of my blog reads, but for the life of me I cannot find it. If you are the one who gave me the idea please let me know so I can link up to your post!!

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  1. What a GREAT idea! I can totally relate to your post! I need to RELAX too!

  2. I love this. We hear so much about people resolving to do more, be more disciplined, etc. Relax. I LIKE IT! :-)

  3. I was just coming on here to tell you I ordered "Buddhism for Mothers" because I saw it on your blog & HAD to have it. Probably because I have the exact same resolution. To RELAX. About things that are out of my control but also learn to relax- like to actually watch TV or read (that book!) or just SIT. It's sadly very hard for me- I feel like I must always be accomplishing something. Anyway- GREAT motto and I'm hoping the book will help kickstart that resolution. Seems we have a lot in common!!

  4. I feel you described me at the end of last year too. My one word resolution as been "positivity".

    I can share your tag line is what it is. :-) And then I think, how can I make it better?

    Here's to us making 2010 better for both of us.

  5. I heard of the "one word resolution" on KLOVE and thought this was a really awesome idea. I'm still thinking of my one word.



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