Next to Spring and Summer, the November-December Holiday Season is one of my favorite times of the year. While I love working on my "Daily Resolves" year-round, I take special joy in reflecting back on the year and looking forward to the New Year in November and December. It's already that time of year: time to ponder and plan. So looking forward to 2020, starting new creative projects and finishing those already in progress.
One of my "creative" New Year Resolutions for 2018-2020: Write one new haiku each week, for 52 weeks, in an effort to mindfully, intentionally embrace the seasons and all the "simple wonder" around me. English haiku is one of my favorite forms of poetry. Simple verse, three lines, 5-7-5 syllables, seasonal, often with a nature image. Creating 52 "Haiku Resolve Vibes" in 2018 was a joy. I love this wonderful creative project!
A key to New Year Resolution success is to choose resolutions that you will absolutely love to pursue. Desire to live your resolutions will build momentum with each small step and each small success. My personal and professional mantra is "Do What You Love, Love What You Do". When you pursue your passions you are sure to find success. There are no failures. Stumbles and road blocks are nothing more than lessons that will make you and your resolve stronger.
Sometimes life gets in the way of best laid plans, no matter how hard you try to stay on track. One of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years is to simply keep plugging away. Use the calendar and daily successes to build motivation, but be careful not to use the calendar as a "club" to beat yourself up with when you miss days or even months of work on a resolution. The trick is to pick up where you left off and to keep moving forward one small step at a time, one day at a time.
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