Every NYE, my husband and I write our resolutions on a sheet of paper and put it in a colorful metal Superman lunchbox
Oh, it was a gift I got for an ex-boyfriend that never quite made it to him. Soooo....
Anyway, we love to look back and see what we did or didn't do.
And also note what was important to us and what's changed over the years.
What am I hoping to accomplish in 2022?
Lawd, we don't have that kind of time to cover in these short emails.
But this year, everything is different.
For example, having weight/fitness/food goals might put me in a straightjacket.
I no longer track what I eat, weigh my food, or even weigh myself because of my bout with disordered eating a few years ago. Been there. Done that. Nothankyou.
I also pretty much stopped social drinking. Not because I had a problem but because I never liked it.
It always made me feel bloated and sleepy, instead of looser and fun. See exhibit A to the left. This was after 2 glasses of wine at my own engagement party. Whooops!
In general, it was easier to hold a drink in my hand than explain to my socially-boozy acculturated friends why I wasn't drinking.
Trying to fit in is just exhausting. 😒
I've got more triggers than a podunk pawn shop in rural Georgia.
The biggest trigger for me? Productivity.
Productivity = self-worth = Allison has always been a workaholic.
I don't need to be motivated to go to the gym or push harder towards any goal. That's my natural state.
My goal isn't to push myself anymore...but to BE myself.
What if the goals should be:
✅ Less stress
✅ Less complexity
✅ Less hustling
✅ Less burnout
✅. Less status quo
✅ More peace
✅ More ease and flow
✅ More intuition
✅ More rest
✅ More YOU (or me! both of us, really)
I also wanted to share another clever and helpful interpretation of NO Year's Resolutions here.
So where does that leave me and my big, big goals?
Honestly, I don't even remember what I wrote down for 2021, I'm still so blurry from 2020.
Should I not even bother? Do you believe in resolutions or have a tradition you follow?
My husband and I will continue our tradition of writing down our goals this year.
For one reason only...the spark. ✨⚡️🌟
There's magic in getting ideas from your head to paper.
And seeds that are planted are bound to bloom. 🌱🌿☘️
Don't get me wrong, I'm not planning to sit on my booty and binge 90-day fiancè all year and hope for change.
But maybe if I stop forcing it, and getting mediocre results with lots of headache, maybe I am chasing the wrong thing?
On the other hand, there is ONE person that understands goal setting and prioritizing what matters more than anyone on earth...and that person is the infamous, most unconventional multi-entrepeneur-ultramarathoner-author-speaker, Jesse Itzler.
And he is on the podcast today. Perfect for you to usher in the New Year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
P.S. Thank you SO much for being the best parts of a tumultuous 2021. Your ears, eyes, ideas, and minds mean so much to me. And my goodness, when you share these ideas in your own conversations....wow. Thank you.
P.P.S. I'm going to be doing an upcoming series on PLAY and FUN (something I'm kind of terrible at). What do you do for fun? Or would you like to do for fun?
P.P.P.S. If this doesn't sum up 2022, I don't know what does? 🤷🏻♀️