A friend asked me recently if I had any goals for the new year. Although I do prefer the term ‘goals’ over the term ‘resolutions’, I answered, “No, not really”. Of course, I resolve to accomplish the most precious core goals always:
- Be a good person
- Be kind
- Be genuine
If I had to choose a goal to strive towards this year, it would have to be to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment" (Wikipedia). And ideally, an ultimate result of this practice would be to turn the practice into normal behavior moving forward….
I translate that goal into the following actions:
- Be in the moment
- Allow myself to be so engaged in who I’m with that time just flies
- Be less attached to social media (i.e. the mindless scrolling/refresh)
- Listen more than I talk
Honestly, running goals are easier. Even 100 mile goals! But I’m sure going to give it a try. Wish me luck!
Any 2015 goals you’d like to share?