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A Few Of My New Year’s Goals-2013(Western calendar)


It’s nearly the end of 2012 here in North America and everywhere the Gregorian/ Western calendar is used. That means Transformationmany people will be making New Year’s Resolutions for 2013. I’ve never been very successful with following through with my resolutions , thus I’ve decided on a few goals instead. Lots of people make ambitious, hard to attain goals like loosing a lot of weight, eating healthy all the time, exercising regularly at the gym, etc. But few keep their resolutions up past February and end up going back to their former patterns of behaviour. All that being said, I’m making an effort to implement realistic goals that I’m capable of achieving. No major overhauls or anything, just reasonable, attainable activities I know I can do. Sounds boring, you say? Well my goals may be boring but I’m likely to keep them up longer than any ‘flashy’ resolutions!

First on my 2013 “to do” list is follow Christine Kane’s idea of having your own word you form an intention around and focus on it the way you would a goal. The word will be different for everyone depending on what you need. My word is “action” because I normally have a very passive approach to living. This is going to be a challenge for me! Also, I’m not quite sure I understand the model “be-do-have” when applied to “action”. How do I “be” ‘action’? Why couldn’t my word have been “compassion”? or “self-love”? Those I could “be”! Action just confuses me at the “be” level 😦

Secondly, figure out what the heck I’ve gotten myself into with this whole ‘word of the year‘ thing!

What are your plans or ideas for the new year? Do you know how to help me with figuring out action at the level of being rather than doing? I appreciate any help you can offer!

Β©Natalya & Reflectionsonlifethusfar, 2012.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

12 thoughts on “A Few Of My New Year’s Goals-2013(Western calendar)

  1. This is why I do not make resolutions. I like to evaluate the end of the year. Check my blog. I will be back, Namaste

  2. Might action on a being level be about creativity and self-expression? You act out your being, or true nature, by expressing it? Just a thought. I like your word for 2013! Haven’t worked out any goals of my own so far. Happy New Year!

  3. hmmm that’s a tough one…i don’t have an answer sorry for not being much help..

    I don’t make resolutions, to me it’s pressure, and when i feel pressure it’s more likey not to happen. πŸ™‚

  4. Well, I’ve just finished writing a post on my main goal for the new year and, although I consider myself to be a very honest and open person to some, the word I’m going to focus on remains ‘Honesty’. One day at a time, as each situation comes. Sometimes, it seems easier to ‘lie’ or hide the truth but, we’re always left with the feeling of guilt thereafter and the ever-not-knowing.

  5. Pingback: Welcome 2013 | Finding Health After Illness

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