Focus less on the details.

Be present.

A blue zen garden with rock in Vancouver

I am awful at remembering resolutions, so I usually only give myself one. But, these are closely related, so I’m letting it slide. On the one hand, being detail-oriented is extremely helpful. On the other hand, it makes me slightly OCD. I need to remember that, in the grand scheme of things, whether I get that thank you note out today or tomorrow doesn’t really matter. There is no point in stressing about most situations, particularly if there’s nothing I can do about it. This also relates to my second resolution, as I sometimes get so wrapped up in details of planning my next adventure, that I forget to enjoy where I am at the moment.

Though I feel good about these resolutions, I don’t yet have any brillz ideas about putting them into practice. Any suggestions?

I want to give a shout-out to these articles, because they helped me do some self-reflection and really think about what I wanted to change going in to the new year.

  • Have trouble creating or sticking to resolutions? Why not have others make them for you?
  • From one of my fave blogs, The Happiness Project, here are five questions to ask yourself before making your resolutions.
  • Though a little on the emo side, I thought that these lists were really helpful to make and ponder. Just don’t ever ask to see mine! Crap You’re Leaving Behind In 2011.

What are your resolutions? How do you plan on sticking to them?