At the end of December, I was sick with a head-cold from Christmas through New Year's Day, forcing me to relax because I didn't feel good enough to get much done. My car had broken down before Christmas, making it so I couldn't go anywhere anyway. I'd already shopped, cooked, and prepped. Thankfully, I'd taken two weeks off work for the holidays. Those two weeks turned out to be just what I needed. Instead of writing, blogging, worrying, and beating myself up over what I wasn't getting done in December, I read good books, played pc games, napped, and laid around watching tv, recuperating. It was glorious.
Even though I was sick, I was able to recharge my creative juices and determination for the New Year. I picked up This Year I Will... by M.J. Ryan and read a little more on it, learning more about myself, and growing even more determined. I gave myself two questions and five exhortations for the year, writing them on my whiteboard calendar:
- What worked?
- What do you want?
- Make time
- Focus on today
- Plan a future reward
- Have a now reward
- Try anything
Two are directly from the book, two are interpretations of the book's advice, and the last three are my own. "Try anything" is my favorite. It isn't a desperate plea, but a challenge to try different solutions and never shy away from new experiences.
If I could pick a video that captures that message, it'd be Psy's "Right Now".
If I picked a theme for 2015, it would be determination.
Do you have any words of wisdom for the New Year? How about a theme song?