|Credit: Good Housekeeping
That's just about right. I allowed myself a trial. It's kind of funny and yes, we could use a few. 😁
Hindi rin naman talaga ito awkward, I mean starting the year in February because this year's Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is in February.
Just like most people, I tend to make these goals at the beginning of a certain period. Beginning of the week, of the month, of the season, of the year. Ganyan ka din ba?
Here is the list of things I would like to focus on this year. Read on, you can pick a thing or two from this list.
Things I promised myself to do this new year:
Wake up early
- This says a lot. Read the profiles of successful persons, observe the lifestyle of the rural peeps and you'll find that this is one thing they have in common. Waking up ahead of some people has its own benefits, depending on how you would like to put these hours to use. I wanted these hours put into doing Tabata exercises, cleaning the house, and having a slow breakfast. So far, during the trial month, all I was able to accomplish was having breakfast.
- This is very important. Track expenses, monitor cash flow, and add a source of income, or two, or three. Kahit ilan pa ang kaya mo 😄. Since last year, I have not been doing well in terms of finances. Although I can attribute this to the house construction last 2022, and Zeke's getting into college last year, I know I am not the only one feeling the hit of the financial crisis. So yes, I will be doing this, consistently, persistently. Ikaw din, gawin mo rin... hawak kamay nating abutin ang financial freedom.
- I only feel productive if I have ticked something off my list. To do this, I am setting up projects to focus on things that I know are important and will lead me to my goals... set a timeline, a list of tasks etcetera. This helps me be in control of my time, and my direction. I have projects for my day job, for my hobby, and even for cleaning the house. It helps me be organized, and productive. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment which is a very good thing to boost confidence.
- Not literally of course but if you can do that, hey why not? For me it means, enjoying my food, taking in the smell of the rain, feeling the heat of the sun, listening to the crashing of the waves in the sand. You are imagining it noh? Breathing beauty for me means living in the world I dream for myself. That Spanish house, the red pick up, the fresh produce from my gardens, reading books, watching movies, spending lazy afternoons, having slow breakfast, painting, crafting, sewing... it is feeling and breathing the moment, the journey.