I was working on a new piece tonight and as I was sitting there I decided maybe I would make myself some resolutions for this year. I didn't want to go with the normal big things because those tend to get broken really fast, so I decided to take a slightly different approach. I made ten resolutions, and thought I would share five of them with you. I am choosing not to share the other five because two are personal, one is a surprise, and the other two...well...maybe later!
1. Breathe for five minutes each day.
Now when I say breathe, I don't mean the normal in and out we do all the time...I mean spend five minutes every day doing nothing but breathing. A mini meditation. My Grandma always said she was going to "take five" that meant sitting down from her work to have a cup of coffee. But I am going to "take five" and just breathe.
2. Give R an extra hug every morning.
Did you know that it takes 4.3 seconds to give someone a quick hug? Ok I made that number up...but it really doesn't take long and it's worth it because you enjoy it and the other person feels loved!
3. I am going to go outside for a few minutes every day that it's over 45 degrees.
Fresh air is good for you, and I can combine this one with #1.
4. I am going to exercise every day for one minute.
You might be baffled as to why only one minute? You might be thinking what on earth would that accomplish? It's pretty common for people to start big exercise programs at the beginning of a new year, but all too often they fizzle. Promising yourself to exercise for one minute a day isn't even remotely intimidating now is it? Not even on the days you don't feel like doing it. Everyone can do one minute a day...and the next day you might think hey I can do two minutes...and so on...until you've really worked up to something without even noticing!
5. This is the year I am going to do it! I am finally going to Paris!
Ok that one might not happen...but if I believe it will...maybe it just will!
On that note, I am off to bed! Bon soir! Hugs, K. <3