New Year’s Resolutions

Last week we asked you to share one goal that you have for yourself for the new year. Here is what you told us:

 

  • 2021 is the year of the Ox who is the slowest animal in the Chinese Zodiac reminding us to go slowly and exercise patience. So I am going to try to follow the lead of the Ox in practicing mindful patience, not expecting fast or easy
  • Complete at least two of the three publications for family I have in stage 3 (of 4). I CAN do this!!
  • Create!
  • Daily meditation
  • Down-size physical stuff!!
  • Eat better & lose weight
  • Exercise
  • Find positivity when it gets hard.
  • Get back to a normal life.
  • Get back to working with a nutritionist for eating a healthier diet.
  • Get focused & organized! 😅
  • Get more involved with birding.
  • Get strong! Time to take my fitness to the next level
  • Get vaccinated and feel better.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Have fun! I had almost no fun during 2020 thanks to COVID and not being able to live as I normally do.  I intend to do some limited traveling and bike tours during 2021.  And to re-paint my house!  Just a small (huge) undertaking!
  • Have more patience
  • I commit to being an intentional listener to others. I love to talk but will aspire to listen more. Permission given to nag if I stumble.
  • I feel fairly well informed about white privilege and racism, but my goal is to read more deeply and become more knowledgeable.
  • I just moved to Vail- got job at Shaw Cancer Ctr- I’m in Heaven!
  • I want to work on ways to get Congress to expand and improve Medicare for everyone in our country.
  • I would like to be able to help the community out as much as I can while still staying safe until the time I can get a vaccine.
  • Improve my diet for overall health.
  • Just focus on the present: Get through the day and the week and have an award waiting there afterward, not matter how small.
  • Just keep my eye on the present: make it through the day and the week.
  • Keep hoping I can believe the majority of Americans are decent people. Keep attempting to be kind.  Not let my bubbling anger and hate steal my joy and color who I am.
  • Letting go of sugar. Finding new internal footing.
  • Make time for play and fun activities
  • My goal is to make a concerted effort to reach out to people who may need some extra attention vs just letting it by chance land in my lap.
  • My goals are to significantly reduce my family’s carbon footprint and find out ways to promote truth in our country.
  • My personal goal is to continue to dig deep into my personal spiritual practice so that I can be part of the solution – not just a spectator or worse.
  • Not original but: better eating, more exercise and less weight. I am going to learn how to drive a mobile home safely!
  • Practice and encourage kindness.
  • Sell my company.
  • Send real handwritten birthday greetings to friends and family instead of, or in addition to, via social media.
  • Spread deep kindness – great book I’m reading!
  • Stay in a learning mindset. Every two weeks, actively do something that pursues deep learning (like participating in a book club).
  • Stay in the upright position (not fall & break a hip). And keep smiling.
  • Stress management!
  • Help my teen kids get through everything.
  • Take a walk-talk with my spouse every day practical, hopefully adding a dog to the equation.
  • To bring attention to every judgmental thought. Of course, I won’t be able to meet that standard, but with ongoing intention I think I have a shot at changing my internal environment and, often, my way of relating.
  • To finally get unpacked in my new apartment and get some furniture.
  • To get my health back in to a total body of well being
  • To have more joy in my life
  • To practice compassion and deep listening towards myself and others. To listen for what my soul has to say about the next steps of my life.
  • To refrain from giving people advice/suggestions that they didn’t request. Thanks and Happy 2021!
  • To remember to use the practices that work for me: yoga, journaling, exercise, intentional prioritization of tasks. Includes carving out quiet time for myself each day.
  • To stay in better touch with some friends with whom I chat with a few times a year. Would like to be closer to them.
  • To take grandkids on a road trip next summer to a national park.
  • Trying to be a better person in each moment that I live
  • Trying to remember that accountability is love in action, and constantly feeling off-balance is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • “Two goals: 1) Simplify 2) Be more congressive (working together)”
  • Walking strenuously / hiking every day