I don't know about you but I think the longest I've ever been able to hang onto a New Year's resolution is a few months. Where did that idea come from anyway? My imagination tells me it's from generations of guilty feelings stirred up by the New Years morning walk of shame. Regardless of where the tradition came from it's a great idea.
The concept of setting a goal and having a plan is a major win strategy for almost anything you want to achieve in life, and like many New Years resolutions, goals go unachieved unless you work for them. In fact New Years Resolutions are goals just with a fancy name that happen at a specific time of year when you can usually con other people into joining you in the the painful process of change.
Having got a jump on the my News Year's goals I can share with you a few things I've learned over the last month about why I have failed in the past.
Self Care. Something many people cringe at the thought of. One of the most important things we can do.
Health is something we often look to other people to provide for us.
In reality however, health is something we can only ask for help with.
The quality of one’s health relies solely on the individual, therefore I am responsible for my own health and you are responsible for yours.
First we need to understand the complete concept of health. To me being healthy doesn't mean you are not sick.
It means you feel good, and have energy, to do things in a pain free and uninhibited manner.
During a quick pit stop in Terrace for fuel and provisions I decided to message my friend who lives on Haida Gwaii. Excited and proud I had to share the love. Her response was more than disheartening.
We missed the ferry.
Packing, a chore most people I know despise, but for some crazy reason I take a bit too much pleasure in finding new ways to cram as many things as possible into a tiny space. To say that I find it fun to pack the little things would be a bit of an understatement. The pure joy I get out of finding unique places to put things together, that you wouldn’t normally see combined, might even be considered a bit ridiculous. All in the name of not wanting to waste space.
Due to the high cost of traveling via ferry it’s become even more important for us to utilize our space as best we can. Like most people who move we are downsizing and getting rid of as many things as possible but lets face it, we’re still going to bring stuff and stuff takes up room. Or does it?
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.