I finally feel that 2017 has started. I know it has taken me a week to realise that but, I did not have a dramatic entrance to 2017. I did not feel the earth shake. I had in every definition a pretty normal day. However, I had some baggage that I had to leave in 2016 and unfortunately it followed me. I know we have a list a mile long of all the stuff we need to leave behind. But, life doesn’t work like that. I left most of it behind but, there was some residue left. Which I am happy to say is finally over. ( check me out giving you veiled insights to my private life.).
I now am ready to embrace the newness of 2017 without any grudge, any ill will or any foul thoughts. I am now finally willing to write my first quarter’ resolutions. I have had many failed resolutions by end of April in the past. I then go back to my old self and I cannot help but feel like I have failed myself. There has been no growth in any of the fields I hold dear which are; mental, spiritual, relationships, business,financial and physical growth. Last year however, I did something different. I had a theme and within that theme I broke down the time periods into 4 quarters. This made me more accountable and more effective. My short attention span and my love for new things was factored in. As a result in general 2016 was a fantastic year.
In the same spirit I have a 2017 theme which is consistency. There are certain things I started doing in 2016 that I want to see them to the next level. Off the top of my head I want to take a creative writing, spoken word class/ workshop at least once this year. I found out I love the Kenyan art scene and I would love to delve into that a bit more. I ran a marathon last year this year I want to be more active and take up hiking and other outdoor activities at least once a month.
As much as these are my big milestones I am also going to focus on the small things that tend to be looked over such as drinking water, daily meditation because for the life of me I am yet to master the art of controlling stress. Been proactive, setting and maintaining a morning routine. There is so much I want to achieve, and if I write them all they will appear overwhelming. So for the first quarter of the year I am focusing on 1 large milestone in each pillar of my life and 3 small habit forming goals. That way I am more assured that I will actually achieve everything I want to do. It will also allow me to position myself to attract the people and the experiences I want in my life.
I am excited. I am ready and I open to change.
Until next time,