Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dream your goal

I have read an interesting article recently which is called "Instead of making resolutions, dream". When I finished reading it, I wasn't at all inspired. It all seemed pretty obvious to me and I kept thinking "Isn't a resolution already a dream?". For example I remember an episode from 'Friends' series - I don't remember which season it was, but the episode was about resolutions. So Monica's resolution was to take more photos. - so her dream was probably to become good at photogaphy. The same is when a person's resolution is to eat less, then his/her dream is most likely to become fit or lose weight.
So I kept thinking about this article for a couple of days and now I'm starting to see the point of it, I'm stating to get it in my own way. I think that a dream here is more like a goal, what do you want to achieve. And a resolution is a way to achieve the goal. So I would agree that resolutions should be clearly thought out and that it might be a good idea to take a month or so to think about what your wishes and desires, so that a resolution doesn't become a andom thought that came to your mind on the first day of a new year. It should be something more, something you you know you should do because it will make you dream come true. For instance, in the above example with Monica we know that it was her random desire (she has never talked about it or we have never seen her taking photos), so this is probably the reason why she didn't succeed.
So the advice of the day is: dream your goal and then pick out one main thing that will bring you closest to your dream.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Find people who inspire you

I couldn't do it. I couldn't live up to my promise. I was pretty good with all the food, did not overeat or anything - but I ate sweets. A lot. Especially the last 2 days when I knew that I will have to stop soon. Today is the third day that I am back to my eating routine, but it is the first day that I didn't have any sugar. It was hard. I got sugar addicted again. I thought about a chocolate or a candy about 30 times today. Luckily some posts of Mastin Kipp on The Daily Love blog were about his commitment to being sugar free. And I kept thinking that if he can do it, I can do it too. And I also thought that if tomorrow I will have the same crazy irresistable craving - I will let myself have a piece of dark chocolate. I hope though that I will not need it. And I am thankful to Mastin for sharing his thoughts and his goals, becasue they help me keep going.
So my advice of the day is: if you are having trouble sticking to new habits, find someone who would inspire you or who is doing the same thing. It is much easier to do something when you know that you are not alone.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Become brand new

I am actually on a New Year's vacation with my family, but I think the first day of the new year is the perfect time to write this post. I want to share a video with you. This is a song by Alicia Keys. When I heard it, it spoke right to me, especially these words:

It took a long long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don't be surprised, don't be surprised

If I talk a little louder
If I speak up when you're wrong
If I walk a little taller
I've been on to you too long
If you noticed that I'm different
Don't take it personally
Don't be mad, it's just the brand new kind of me
And it ain't bad, I found a brand new kind of free

So my advice of the day is: if there is something you'd like to rediscover in yourself, something you'd love to become - start now. It is the perfect opportunity. I've read somewhere that January, 1 is the 1st page of a new book which contains 365 pages, so you can create and become whatever character you wish to be.