Well folks a new year has begun and along with it comes those dreaded 'resolutions' that so many people make.As for myself, I stopped making resolutions years ago. I think they just put more added pressure on us, as if we didn't already have enough and, when these 'resolutions' aren't met they lead to let down and for some, even depression. So my question is, Why do that to yourself...My answer is, Nuh uh, I ain't doin it.
I will tell you however what I do, do. Do do? Hmmm. Moving on..
Now I guess you can call them goals if you like but I still feel like that's too much pressure so I call it aspirations. Things I would like to aspire to do. Sounds better doesn't it? It also doesn't feel pressurized to me either.
So what are my aspirations for this fresh new year?
Each day I want to become closer to the Lord through scripture reading, meditation and prayer. I want to know Him more. How can I say "I love you Lord" if I don't know him? I want to spend more time with Him because that's what we do with those we love isn't it?
I do not make 'plans' for the future for two reasons. 1. As the old saying goes, "man plans, God laughs" and 2. We each are never guaranteed another day. We have only this very moment. God holds our very next breath in His loving hands. So instead of 'planning' I live for the moment and will try as best I can to make good use of the time the good Lord sees fit to give me.
I would like my social media time to become minimal. I think back to the days before I joined Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. and I remember what I used to do before these things. While social media can be helpful it can also be very hurtful in that it takes us away from what we truly enjoy. If anyone tells you there's no such thing as social media addiction you tell them they're wrong. Because they are. I want to get back to living life and not through a computer or iPhone screen.
I would like to get back to my blogging on a regular basis. My blog began as some place for me to share the ordinary of my daily life. And this is something I would really love to get back too.
I would like to keep ontop of my e-mails instead of letting them pile up to over five hundred e-mails and missing important e-mails from people I like and love because they got lost in the shuffle. I have already begun to unsubscribe from many store adverts and newsletters. Only keeping the ones I truly enjoy.
I would like to 'spend more time' with my husband. You know, after being married so many years, many of us get into a rut. We live in the same house but most of the time we are off in separate rooms doing our own things. Me and the Mr. are no different but I would like this to change. We have become too 'comfortable" I think it's time we become 'uncomfortable' and learn a 'new kind of comfortable' together.
I would like to go to bed earlier and rise earlier. I love the early morning hours. If only my eyes would stay open.
And lastly, I would like to live my motto. I want to just...........live Simply.
So what about you? What are YOUR aspirations for this fresh new year?