Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Picking a theme for 2016

After a rather unfocused, but not unhappy 2015, I have decided to seriously try the whole "theme for the year summarized in a word" approach. I mean really commit to the idea for more than a month - who am I kidding, for more than a week. We'll see how that goes LOL.

Perhaps the above suggests that the word should be FOCUS or COMMIT, but I decided to try "BEST" as my word for 2016.

I am not aiming for perfectionism! To me BEST means the best I can do right now. Hopefully what is my best will improve as time goes on.

I have copied the questions that Jeanine of the Midlife Makeover blog uses to create the story she would like to live in the new year. Since I love mysteries there will for sure be unforeseen twists and turns in the story, but here are my answers right now. Thanks Jeanine.

(1) If you could write the story you'd like to live in next year, what would you want to have happen?

I want 2016 to be a year of being the best I can be each day. That means being the best person I can be in each relationship, eating the best foods, making the best decisions daily, looking my best, doing my best in each activity, making the best use of my time and so on.

(2) What title would you give this new story?

Doing My Best Each Day

 (3) How can you weave current or expected challenges into the story but include their resolution or a way to deal with them that does not prevent the story you want to create?

Ah, the biggest challenge will be my history of not doing the things I listed. Not creating new habits that support what I say I want, but rather developing ones that reinforce what I say I don't want. The need to substitute different activities for my current time wasters. The challenge of reaching out for friendship. Upping my energy and activity level.

If this was a paid job I would just do it and do it well.

Can you get a paid job that turns you into a very fit 66 year old with lots of friends and fun activities?

I'll take it.


  1. LOL ... sometimes the hardest thing to do is pay yourself first.

  2. You are so right - if it were a paid job, we would get it done!


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