A year ago my resolutions were the usual motley collection of be braver, faster, more successful, thinner and healthier. As is the way with resolutions they mostly "went west" this year I turn 50 and I can, supposedly, no longer pretend to be 40-ish. I have taken a less progressive stance this year.
Health-wise I was aiming for the Great South run but regrettably my hips said NO! Business-wise I planned to expand massively but common sense said NO!, and let's just say that devoting more time to family doesn't always work out well.
As Maslow kindly pointed out, you can't leap from the bottom of the hierarchy of needs to the top in one hit. It is only when you have secured one level that you can move to the next, all the time keeping an eye on the lower bits making sure they don't collapse under you.
I thought I would give a little thought to re-framing resolutions to increase the chances of success, have fewer concrete goals and concentrate on being, not doing. How about a few win-win situations? After all, my life is chugging along quite nicely and I really should be more grateful and live in the day a bit more.
Resolution 1: Be present more often. Those that know me will also know that I often don't pay attention and largely live in the future so I will try to ground myself to the day and pay attention to the moment that I am in (as well as the person with whom I am conversing).
Resolution 2: Health - be more holistic in my approach and not work through the pain, I have developed the middle aged habit of groaning when standing up, I would like to conquer that and the solution is definitely not to run faster or further.
Resolution 3: Business - quality not quantity is the order of the day, not chasing daydreams but maintaining good relationships with the team, guests and contractors. Add in being more orderly and finally getting around to systemising a bit more to encourage the business to be somewhat independent of what goes on in my head. Hopefully in this way I can delegate more effectively with written systems
Wishing you all Health, wealth and happiness for 2019 x Charlotte
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