Do you make New Year resolutions? I don't bother because they usually fall off my radar by mid January. Starting the year with failure is not my goal.
Here are 25 simple things I will incorporate into my days in 2016. I don't need to do each one, everyday, to be moving toward my goal.
Here's how I intend to improve myself, my life and my happiness in 2016.
1~ Not check into my email or social media before 9 a.m.
2~ Use my 5 Minute Gratitude Journal to remember the blessings in my life. Gratitude creates happiness and happiness is my goal.
3~ Focus on today. Reliving the past and anticipating the future wastes my present.
4~ Let go of my need to convince others of my opinion.
5~ Pay closer attention to my body's signals. If I feel a knot in my stomach, it means I'm making a bad choice.
6~ Stop overcommitting my time and simplify my life.
7~ Get out in nature everyday to connect with the majesty around me.
8~ Become more aware of the negative messages that creep into my self-talk, and change them.
9~ Treat myself to some pampering, self-care every day.
10~ Meditate for 20 minutes every morning to quiet the chatter in my brain.
11~ Be aware of the quality of food I put into my body. Quality is as important as quantity.
12~ Remember to thank people for their kindness.
13~ Spend less time at my computer and more time talking to loved ones.
14~ Focus on the positive things in my life. Focusing on the negative is like praying for more of it.
15~ Spend time stretching each day. The older I get the more important it is to be flexible, in both mind and body.
16~ Don't compare myself to others.
17~ Practice kindness. What goes around, comes around, and I want good karma knocking at my door.
18~ Embrace forgiveness. Remember the lessons learned, but forgiving releases negative energy I'm hanging on to.
19~ Schedule time to be silent each day. No music, TV, books or talking. Simply being quiet to hear my own thoughts.
20~ Be open to new experiences and let my life unfold without a white knuckled grasp on how I want it to be.
21~ Continue my Morning Pages, which helps empty the clutter that clogs my thoughts.
22~ Drink more water and less wine.
23~ Continue to organize and clear clutter from my life.
24~ Remember that I am enough and dump my need for approval from others.
25~ Practice non-judgement. Accept people and things as they are.
How are you planning to be happier in 2016?