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Happy New Year 2016!

06 Jan
Happy New Year 2016!

Yes, I know we are a week in to 2016, but I have been on a break, as in:

  • taking a breather
  • taking time out
  • taking five (or ten)
  • coming up for air
  • pausing
  • taking a rest

The latter part of 2015 was especially taxing on me. Taking care of my daughter as she recovered from her injury was a part of it, but having lost a large number of friends and loved ones during the year took its toll over the holidays. I spent the holiday season spending as much time as I possibly could with my family. I cooked and baked family favorites and soaked up the time I had with my family.

One of the biggest realizations from 2015 is that we are not granted a tomorrow. I spent the holidays living my todays and making memories, not for myself, but for the people I love the most. If today is the last day they get to spend with me, I want the memories to be good ones.

Over the next few days (which might turn into a month) I will share some of the delicious recipes that I cooked for my family and some of the delightful memories we made together.

As for now, I will share a few habits I am adding to my world for this new year. I will get to my goals another day…these habits are much more immediately fulfilling.

  • No yelling in frustration or anger
  • Hug more (I’m aiming for 12 hugs a day)
  • Be Present
  • Be Grateful
  • Be Creative
  • Have Fun
  • Be Giving
  • Love

We have all heard that it takes 21 days to make a habit, and as it is only the 6th day it is still a work in progress. I am doing the best I can, and that is what is important.

I would love to know what habits you are adding to your life in 2016, or maybe some you are deleting. Next week we can talk about our goals for 2016! I for one, am very excited!

In closing, let me remind you to make the most of this day and every day – we are not granted tomorrow.

Tomorrow is promised to no one. ~ Clint Eastwood

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Happy New Year 2016!

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    January 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I finally got my goals written and am pretty comfortable, and actually, several of them are more short-term, and I have some saved to take their place!
    As always, I’m working to be more mindful, be present where I am and for the first time, I set running goals! That was a fun one – but running 50 miles per month was doable and will help keep me accountable!!
    Immediately, I have a post it note in a place I look several times a day that says “Will this thought bring me peace of mind?” and I hope to help clear out my thoughts some – and it’s not on my list, but man, I am going through a declutter phase! I can feel it coming on 🙂

     
    • ortsofsorts

      January 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      I love your goals! You are phenomenal! I am definitely in the process of getting goals out there, but am more in the flow of life right now. I love your post it note idea. Also, we are going through a decluttering phase at our house. Oddly enough it is not just me, but the Hubs is on a roll, too! Must be the universe… Peace to You!

       

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