I am not one to make New Year resolutions.
Mainly because they don’t stick.
How many people are able to make drastic (which often resolutions are) changes?
Not to mention that we can plan for the unexpected.
I prefer to look back at the last year, like so many news shows do, and think about what happened the previous year. What did I learn? Can I carry over anything into the next year? What mistakes did I make? What went well? What areas can I improve on? Where do I struggle?
So, last year, 2011, was a year of bad health. We couldn’t plan for it. Couldn’t change it. So I learned to be more flexible. I learned to accept what is before more and take one day at a time. I learned to not worry about things I can’t control or don’t know. I learned to make decisions based on the information at hand. I learned a lot of patience. And love.
I am going to continue to love. Unselfishly. I am going to think about others first before myself, more.
I am going to continue to take my vitamins. I always feel better when I do.
I am going to read more. I started a book club last year and had forgotten how much I love to read. Less TV more reading.
This last one is terrible. I hate to admit it, but I am horrendous at remembering names. Really bad. I am going to try to learn and remember people’s names better. This one will be hard.
What did you learn last year? Any great insights? What will you carry forward in 2012?