I'm not usually one who get's behind making 'New Years resolutions', but do stand behind setting long term goals through out the year. I am constantly setting and re-evaluating my goals and plans, and the start of January allows for a great opportunity to establish some new goals for the upcoming months. I've set two goals for the new year. The first of the two, is to work on my listening.
At times my listening skills are not as strong as I my speaking skills. I'm thinking about what I'm going to say next and not always paying close attention to what is being said to me. I know that there are even occasions where sometimes the to-do lists and ever running thoughts in my head tend to speak louder then the people I am with. Allowing myself to listen to the thoughts in my head instead of the voices of others in the room with me, can make me feel not present in situations, and a bit lost in conversation. I have got to work on my listen to people.
In 2012 I also want to spend some time learning to listen to me. Last year was a medically exhausting year for me. I know that this one won't be any calmer. I am slowly learning what life with chronic migraines means, what things effect me and how I can manage them. I need to learn who this new me is, and the best way to do that will be to stop and listen. I want to integrate yoga and meditation into my life, and experience listening to what my body is saying on the inside. I need to pay attention for little cues my body gives off letting me know we have reached our physical max. I have got to also work on listening to me.
Here's to a happier, healthier New Year and keeping all of our goals!