This is the first year I'm NOT doing resolutions. Why? To be honest, I'm not entirely sure yet, but I think it has something to do with not disappointing myself. I'm one of those people who rarely follows through with the resolutions they make. So, instead, I'm just keeping them in the back of my mind--like I do all year--as a reminder that I need to: exercise more, eat right, stay hydrated, shower regularly, blah, blah, blah.
That said, the one thing I am doing is my word for the year: ACHIEVE. I have my intent bracelet (www.myintent.org) with the word stamped on a washer. (Let's all pretend we don't notice my need for moisturizer- goes hand in hand with insufficient hydrating. Sigh.)
So, for me, the bracelet is kind of like a mini vision board in bracelet form, I look at it every day and reinforce it in my mind. Anyone do a vision board for the new year? I used to. And I might again. I'll send you a pic if I do. And for those of you thinking that it's too woo-woo for you, it might be. It is for my friend Stephie (Walls). But know this, at the Romance Mastermind Conference last November, author Cora Seton spoke about intent and vision and woo-woo. She practices it all, and in five short years, she's gone from a five-figure annual writing income to a seven-figure one. If woo-woo helps do that, I say bring it on.
Oh, and as far as puzzles being hard- BW brought one home for me to do on NYE. It's a 1,000 piece of Paris at night. And it's hard as fuck. I spent six straight hours on it and didn't even finish the border. Because I still don't have all the flat edge pieces. Because there are1,000 pieces to go through every time I want to find them. And it takes forever. And I'm not apatient person. So it has sat on the coffee table taunting me all day. I actually thought I'd finish it in one night. Ha! At this rate, it may take all year. Good grief, kill me now.