Damn it’s the last day of January and I’m still trying to figure out what my outlook for the year is! Bear with me...
#1) What do I hope to accomplish this year?
- Write a bestselling book
- Sustain an epic romance, making the Titanic seem like tripe
- Meditate & practice yoga daily so tranquility oozes from my pores
- Approach Nirvana, but not before I:
- Earn lots of money
- Travel abroad
- Restore my house to its former glory
- Replace my car with something better
- Get noticed by Beto Perez at the Zumba Convention & become one of his star dancers
- Most importantly: stop time (and thereby the aging process, among other things)
- Develop my blog and keep writing regularly
- Deepen my connection with my boyfriend, despite the epic distance between us
- Quit yelling at my kids. BREATHE and count 1-2-3... for the hundredth time!
- Trust inner wisdom and listen to my intuition
- Pay my bills
- Visit family and friends
- Reach the bottom of my laundry basket and remember to dust sometimes
- Pray my car doesn’t break down and keep paying AAA in the meantime
- Swim to Florida and somehow finagle a ticket into the annual Zumba Convention...
- Make it to school on time at least 1 out of 5 days a week
#2) What do I need to do to cultivate my intentions?
Honestly, Time is my biggest obstacle. I have a weird relationship with it. I often waste, mismanage, and undervalue Time. At other times I pay too much attention to it; I grasp, chase, and try to hold on to Time like an abandoned lover, unwilling to let go. There never seems to be enough.
If I could make peace with Time, or at least get better at making transitions between activities, I think I’d feel more satisfied. I’m becoming more organized, which should help.
I have the ability to achieve much of what I’d like to accomplish. The trick is to stay motivated and focused, since I can easily be distracted.
One thing I’d like to avoid is becoming uptight. I’d hate to lose my sense of humor or take myself too seriously. Sincerity is admirable, but I don’t want to forget my playful side. There is so much emphasis, especially in American society, on being successful or achieving stuff. I also want to enjoy life as I try to attain my goals. Maintaining a balanced state of mind is therefore essential as I move forwards into 2012!
This post was inspired by #Cultivate2012 from @sailorscorpio.