Happy Lunar New Year!
It’s the year of the fire rooster, the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac which is associated with productivity and protection. So this year, we can all look forward to progress, honour and integrity.
Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve more or less been making the same resolutions… and breaking them. This year, I decided to create a list of solutions instead.
So here are 5 things to help me live a more happy and balanced life that I can actually commit to…
1) Single-tasking is the new multi-tasking!
Those who know me know I have the attention span of an Instagram story so I’m really going to have to work on this one by learning how to better prioritize, stay focused and avoid procrastination. I truly believe I’ll get way more done if I worked on completing one task before moving onto the next rather than juggling several things at once. Part of the problem though is I get bored easily and like having many options!
2) Be in the present.
This means actually being more social and less glued to media. Hubby reminds me that I REALLY don’t need to document my entire life on Instagram!!
3) Allow myself to do absolutely nothing (and not feel guilty).
I’m always running around doing something, anything! I was talking to a friend just the other day and blew her away when I told her that I basically NEVER travel without my laptop. Even on my honeymoon, babymoon and every trip in between, this Macbook has crossed oceans and should have it’s own frequent flyer card! I don’t always work but knowing it’s within arms reach comforts me. So this year, I’m really going to try to stop being ‘super mom’ and be okay with it… okay to go to bed knowing my little boy’s toys are all over the floor, okay to leave that email unanswered for another few hours, okay not to feel obligated to go out with friends and of course, okay with saying no!
4) I’ll like to create a product.
I’ve been marketing and selling other people’s products for almost a decade so how cool would it be to do it for myself?! I have a few ideas of what I would like to make and sell so stay tuned…!!
5) Adopt a clean living lifestyle.
Eating well (choosing mainly organic plant-based foods) and minimizing clutter so I can make room for the things that matter <– yes, this also means doing a friends detox (on Facebook and Twitter!) and in real life by only surrounding myself with genuine and positive people. Hubby and I also created a new rule when it comes to stuff: for every 2 things we bring into our home, we have to sell/donate 1 thing.
I’ll love to hear what new year’s solutions you made this year or what did you successfully do last year that you’ll carry over in 2017?