We are already a week into the New Year of 2014.
How are you doing at keeping your resolutions?
Most people will have forgotten all about their resolutions already and for the most part I do not make resolutions - instead I set goals.
But this year I have made a resolution. Just the one! My resolution is that everyday I will look after myself above all else.
This may sound selfish and on one level it is. But it is also because I know that my life is always a struggle between people and things that need my time. There is my mother, PatchDog, my businesses, my friends not to mention the constant routine of housework.
But I cannot be effective with my time unless I am in a good state of mind myself. So every day I am asking myself what I need to do to make my life easier, reduce the stress and to meet my own needs. I am making a conscious effort to reduce the pressure of productivity that I place upon myself, to reduce the number of goals that I am working towards and ensure that the ones I am keeping are really important to me.
Keeping my human needs clearly in the front of my mind and ensuring that I address then enables me to start and finish everyday giving thanks that my life really is great.
If you have already given up on your New Year resolutions it is worth bearing in mind that the 1st January is just another date and any day, at any time of the year is just as good a time to make a promise to yourself to look after you. Not only will you be better off because of it, but so will those around you.