New Years Resolutions
Happy New Year everyone! The past week has flown by and here we are, in 2018. First of all, I have to confess I had a somewhat lame New Year’s Eve. I was sick and had to get up early to work on the 1st, so I bailed on a wonderful party invitation. I watched “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (an incredible mixture of feminism and humor, for those of you who haven’t seen it!) and went to sleep at 9:30.
I look forward to each passing year because I love making New Year’s resolutions, though I have yet to follow through on them. Each year, for as long as I have known what resolutions are, I have written lists that are a variation on this:
—Write in my journal every day
—Be nicer to my parents and brother
—Exercise more, run, hike, etc…
—Stay in better touch with my friends and be nicer to them
—Be kinder in general (see the theme here? I obviously need to minimize the bitchy-ness!)
Unfortunately, I start off each New Year on a roll with the journaling and completing a piece of writing, but by March or April I always fizzle and die. The exercising hardly even gets off the ground as Vermont winters are brutal and I’m a summer flower who likes 75-degree sunshine with a warm, gentle breeze.
But enough with my past failures! This year I didn’t make any resolutions on purpose. I decided I would just go about my life as best I could, rather than setting myself up for disappointment. Then, as I was thinking about what to write for my January blog post, I decided that I could set some concrete yoga goals that would be more straightforward than a vague “be kinder!”
So, here are my yoga goals for 2018:
—Achieve a solid Head Stand
—Work on my Jump-back and Jump-through
—Achieve a stronger Navasana
—Learn to love Savasana
—Work towards a regular home practice that feels like second nature
I will continue to work on all aspects of my practice, of course, but I think focusing on a few personal milestones will help me.
What are some of your yoga goals? I would love to hear and discuss them!
I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous 2018.
Cheers to the New Year,