French Connection hat, assorted rings c/o Brooklyn Designs and Pandora
It’s 2014!!! So excited to officially kick off this year – yesterday was packed full of my family’s weird traditions (running the Resolution Run with an epic hangover and plunging into the freezing Pacific for the Penguin Plunge) but thankfully I took a bit of time pre-NYE to reflect on what I wanted to accomplish.
I’m a big goal-setter and am a big believer in setting time-sensitive goals (ten year, five year, one year, six months and monthly goals), so while I have a few specific to this year in place, I was also really inspired by the one-word resolution Gretchen Rubin discussed with Refinery 29 recently. While I’m big on having quantifiable and actionable resolutions in place (namely, working with my naturopath to sort out some long-standing health issues I’ve had, hitting a few different goals career-wise and finally developing a yoga practice), I also love the idea of having a wide-scoping intention that helps determine and lead all the smaller goals.
This year, my intention is to believe.
I’m both a perfectionist and a skeptic, so as optimistic as I try to be, I’m prone to being hard on myself, hesitant to put my trust in other people and a bit cynical when it comes to most everything else. For 2014, I want to believe in myself more – there are a few different things I’ve always wanted to achieve that I feel like at a subconscious level, I’ve not let myself fully believe are accomplishable. This year, I want to change that. I also want to believe in external factors more – there’s a reason why I’m such a bad flyer and it’s because I am horrible with trusting that other people or things will all be fine.
I feel like whether it’s one of my fitness goals this year or a personal aim, being able to more strongly believe in each ambition will help me get to where I need to be!
What about you – if you had to distill your hopes and goals for 2014 in one word, what would it be?