Happy 2016, everyone! I know I keep saying this, but time is just flying by! I hope you all had a lovely evening last night (especially if you stayed up late) and that you were all safe going home (if you went out).
I guess this is the part where I boldly share my New Year’s Resolutions. I only have one this year, but I prefer to call it a goal rather than a resolution. A resolution sounds so pretentious, and once you fail (and you probably will) it is very hard to start back. A goal, on the other hand, can start (or restart) anytime, and seems so much more doable.
So my goal for 2016 is yoga. I want to spend at least 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week doing yoga. My main reason for choosing yoga is that I am tired of being stressed out all the time, and yoga is supposed to be good at calming you down. And gaining strength and flexibility are good things to work on as well. Right now my plan is to use YouTube to guide my sessions.
Do you do yoga? How do you like it? What suggestions would you give a beginner yogi?
Wow. It’s March already. Crazy, I know. These past 2 months have both flown and dragged by. It’s got me to thinking about the beginning of the year when I made all those wishe*ahem* resolutions. So let’s see how I’ve done:
1: Daily practice. Ya, definitely hasn’t happened…between life and opera I really just don’t have time.
2: Exercise regularly. This one is going a lot better than I expected. I get in to the gym usually 2 or 3 times a week. The other day my friend said I looked skinnier than I used to 🙂 And now I run faster than when I started.
3: Learn Italian. I haven’t even touched it. Does it count that we had a unit on Italian pronunciation in Diction class?
4: Blog at least once a week. Been doin’ that. Aren’t you proud of me? 😀
5:Be tidier. I started off well. I really did…but when you’re so busy you can’t see straight tidiness kinda goes on the back burner.
6: Finish my book. Well, I’ve worked on it a little, but it still has quite a way to go. Something about school and being busy keeps me from my creative endeavours…
7: Not fall in love. Well, I’m still single. And it looks like I’ll be that way for a while.
8: Love my God more. How does one gauge this criterion? I can’t say that I’ve been completely consistent in my personal devotions. But I can say that I see Him working in my life and changing me into His image. I’ve recently started a Bible study on the Cross and it’s significance to every-day life. It’s changed my thinking a lot.
So all in all, I guess I’m doing ok. I knew when I made these resolutions that I would break them, but the point wasn’t to be perfect, but to at least try. So I’ll keep trying. And don’t you give up either!!