Each year I like to write my "bucket list" or "to do" list for the year. Last year I wasn't able to complete most of the things on my list and it made me feel crappy.
I like to get stuff done, cross items off of lists, and I understand how important it is for me to take vacation or time to disconnect. This year I want to do something different. Of course I have my list of things "to do" (things that make me happy and that I enjoy in addition to goals I want to meet); however, this year I really want to focus on a specific aspect of my life, something I lost amid stress. I want to be more mindful. My mind has become increasingly loud over the last 2 years. Filled with thoughts on what to do, what to say, how to react, which path to choose, what battle to fight, and so forth. The volume of the past and of the future has been turned way up.
This year, while crossing things off of my "things to do in 2014" list, I want to become more mindful, thus able to let go, and therefore becoming more peaceful. So that's it! My New Year's Resolution (better late than never) is to be more mindful <3.