This post has been inspired from the wonderful ones I have had the pleasure of reading since the clock chimed 2019. I was quite regular at doing a reflections post for the year and also started on the WOTY (word of the year) posts up till a few year back. Then, I just stopped. I think a few years have just been so awful for me, that a summation is the last thing I wanted to do.
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Anyhoo! Here we are and let me start with seeing how 2018 has been for me. Its been a fairly balanced out year on the whole. I mean sure there were the downs like my dad’s ill-health and my little munchkin went through a scary surgery. But they both recovered and are doing pretty well now. Knock on wood!
My health has been improving, thanks to the alternate medicine treatment I have been following religiously. Joining the gym for yoga sessions and been very regular at it. I completed 75 workout sessions in nine months, which given my health turns; is a huge blessing! ( Okay could have let go of some laziness too but then I went for walks too 😉 )
Had some great travel trips to Uttarakhand, Amritsar and Mumbai. Connected with nature, the almighty and tonnes of friends and family. Also did plenty of reading, sight-seeing, eating yummy foods and shopping to my heart’s content.
I joined a course on Ayurveda to further my interest in it. Have given exams and now lets see what happens in 2019.
My biggest take away from 2018 have been connections, good health and being happy.
So while deciding on my word of the year for 2019, I focused on what I am lacking so far in my previous years. I mean what has been stopping me from achieving what ever I have been dreaming about? I realised I havent been giving ample wings for my dreams to take off.
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
So for this year my WOTY is going to be PURPOSE! The dictionary meaning of PURPOSE that I am choosing to focus on is – a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
I need to prioritize my goals/plans and then purposefully set them into motion. Just planning is not enough and thats what has been seriously lacking in everything that I have been doing since past few years. I hope this will also kick procrastination in the butt – thats one devil that I just cant get rid of. Any suggestions on that?
I have taken up quite a few projects in the second half of 2018 and not even made a dent in anyone of them. This really needs to get going. Plus my fitness regime has dipped in effort – I need to get this back on track ASAP. Why oh why do I get so distracted and down and out so quickly these days?
I have downloaded a few planners, checking out bullet journals, vision board and other such stuff to get my mojo back.
Maybe making a buddy pact for fitness or reading or some of the other project is what I need to inject action into my goals – what do you think peeps?