The New Year is peeking through the wreathed and garlanded doorways.
It’s sneaking up on us through the candles and the greenery and the scent of baking cookies.
Very, very soon now, we’ll turn that calendar page from 2017 to
Am I ready for it?
What are my intentions for this new year?
What are my goals?
Sometimes, once in awhile,
when I’m sitting and thinking and wondering about the future,
and today, when I have so many things to do, it feels as if the whole goals thing is overrated.
Why do we have to have goals? Why do we fill day planners, month planners, and quarterly planners to the last threatening square? What do we accomplish with all that intense dedication?
Most of us would say our plans for the new year are to
We want to have our priorities in the right place… We want to have time for the important things in life…
So. Very. True.
And THAT is why we fill planners and calendars and write beautiful quotes on chalkboards in our dining rooms.
Because all of that actually helps us accomplish our goals. Not only our work goals, but our mindful goals, too. Not just financial goals, but planning carefully guides the way to our ultimate goals.
Being intentional about everything, even setting aside time slots for random acts of kindness and for being a couch potato should be interwoven in the whole goals thing.
New Year 2018.
Pencil His Way into your plan.