By Patricia Johnson
The promise of a New Year is so exciting. We make big plans and lofty goals, hoping to capitalize on the opportunities of an unmarked calendar just waiting to be filled with meaningful commitments and fun adventures. Out with the old and in with the new! But for anyone who has ever failed to complete a New Year’s Resolution, we know it can be difficult and sometimes downright scary to step out of our comfort zone. Make 2018 the year that you challenge yourself, make and achieve inspired goals, and prioritize some fun in your days.
The first step to embracing new things is to brainstorm meaningful ideas. Don’t organize or overthink. Just brainstorm from the crazy — complete the Go Commando Half Marathon in the fall — to the more common — prioritize time with your spouse. Both ends of the spectrum are difficult and take dedication and effort to make happen.
If you have trouble starting, simply grab a notebook and a good cup of coffee and just write. Don’t edit in your mind because you will quickly talk yourself out of every idea. Continue reading