It's that time of year when many of us have noted - with the best of intentions - whatever changes we wish to make over the coming twelve months.
Me? I'm terrible at keeping resolutions. I think it's often because the goals I set for myself are just too large. I always set out with a (poorly hatched) plan to lose weight/be more organised/keep the house tidy/start a business/etc etc etc but the thing is - each of those headline resolutions contain many significant challenges within themselves - "sub-resolutions" if you will. There's so many prerequisites involved in order to succeed at any of these things. It's almost like I set myself up for failure year after year.
So really, goals need to be broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks. And instead of planing to resolve, I'm simply going to plan to improve. Because some things take longer than one year to resolve... some may take a lifetime. Some things might never be resolved. But as long as I'm working at it and learning how to cope with things being a little - well - unresolved... I think that's more than good enough. I wholeheartedly believe that sometimes, success should be measured not in the final result, but in the small victories along the way.
My areas for improvement this year? More rest, more water and more creating; solid foundations for a happier me. And then, well... I guess anything's possible. (But let's just take things one step at a time).
What would you like to improve on this year?