My New Year’s resolutions of the past have never worked out well. They never worked because my resolutions were too specific. An example would be losing weight. This placed me under pressure. I felt a knot in my tummy because if I didn’t lose the weight I was upset and if I did succeed I set a higher goal! It never ended.
As you may have read in my recent blog, I’ve decided to look at resolutions in a new way. Now, I would like to take it a step further! This is my right, as a woman 50+. Wouldn’t you agree?
A THEME FOR THE NEW YEAR
This year I decided to base my New Year’s resolution on a theme instead of a singular goal. My inspiration came in the form of an article that peaked my fancy.
A writer, for the past six years, based his New Year’s resolution on one general thought that he calls a theme. One year his theme was — invest. Another year he chose the theme — focus. He has had personal success with his theory for the past six years.
I decided to follow his theory in 2022.
I read the article sitting next to my Ultimate Concierge. Without warning, a word burst forth in my head. I could not believe what happened. I was starry-eyed, in a state of awe. A sense of enlightenment overcame me. Peace was my word and I spoke it aloud.
Peace will be my theme for 2022. I am elated.
It was a miraculous and enlightening moment. My emotions ranged from joyful, forgiving, optimistic, and humble. I was in the moment and a peaceful calm embodied me.
My Ultimate Concierge was sitting next to me when I had this epiphany, my moment of awareness, my enlightenment.
I turned to him and asked him what theme would enlighten him in 2022.
His answer came to him as quickly as mine came to me. I was shocked by how quickly he said, “Love.”
I said to him , “OMG, you chose Love and I chose Peace!”
PEACE will weave through all the threads of my daily life. It will empower me to have and give emotional comfort.
The theme, Peace, will help me control angry moments, angry intentions, and ultimately positive decisions. I have raised the bar on my behavior for 2022. My wish is to strive for a higher standard of peaceful negotiation.
When someone upsets me and I want to lash out, I will think of the word, Peace. This will stop me in my tracks. I say to myself, “What a lovely way to start the New Year.”
I want to thank the writer for enlightening me with his approach. He made me aware of themed resolutions. His idea initiated me to reflect on my personal life journey and excited me to take action. My chosen theme, Peace, is going to activate a positive thought process that will propel me into an enlightened state.
Here are some themes to work on in 2022:
- Grand Parenting
Happy New Year…sweet readers 50+!
What is your theme?
In a word, what is your theme for this year? I would love for you to share in the comments and tell me why you chose it.
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