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  • #667109 Reply

    I’ve also been debating cutting my cable. I’m mulling over one of those two- or three-year agreements that locks your cable/internet package at a low price, but worry I’ll be stuck in a contract I don’t want anymore before my time is up.

    Resolutions for 2017:
    – Disconnect more (in particular, stop checking work e-mails and freaking out after maybe 7 p.m. on weekdays)
    – Exercise/be active at least 4x/week
    – Run at least 3 races
    – Join a book club
    – Cook at home more frequently

    #667126 Reply

    I used to be very diligent about resolutions and would keep a records of them for three categories: mind, body, money (or something like that).. then i would track progress a few times during the year. THis was all during a point in my life where I couldn’t control my relationship with the douche, so I had to control other things.

    Now.. I’m pretty happy so my ‘resolutions’ are more relaxed:

    Continue to invest in my relationship with my husband!
    Continue cooking and having FUN
    Read a book a month or join a book club
    get stronger!
    Have one last fast race in the 5k and half before the following…
    Get pregnant (uuuuugggggghhhhhh. which means drink as much wine as possible beforehand..)

    #667155 Reply

    My resolution is to be more generous in my life. I’ve signed up for payroll deduction donations to a couple charities. I’m going to make a point of doing a “pay it forward” type of thing at least once a month, and, hardest of all hard things, I’m going to try and assume that rude or difficult people in my life are probably just dealing with their own shit instead of figuring out ways to cut as many people as possible out of my life. Because there comes a point where that just isn’t sustainable anymore.

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    Northern Star

    – To be excited and supportive for my little sister, who is pregnant, and to be a good aunt to my other little sister’s kids.

    – To accept whatever happens for my husband and me, baby-wise. We want children and are planning to try this year, but it doesn’t happen for everyone. I want to be at peace with any outcome.

    Easier said than done.

    #667637 Reply

    To practice living more mindfully. I’m working through my anxiety, again. I’m hoping to apply some of the Dialiectical Behavioral Therapy concepts described by Marsha Lineman. I’m committed to working with my therapist more this year to retrain some of my ineffective behaviors.

    On a related note, I’m aiming to bolster and improve social relationships in my life.

    I think we do best when we surround ourselves with people who are able to receive our gifts and talents. While self-acceptance is not conditional on the reactions of others, I believe that being around others who are able to receive and find value from my natural gifts and talents is healthy for me.

    I want to improve my writing skills. I haven’t had any formal writing classes except for what I received in high school, but I think writing on this site feeds me, somehow. I like to bring light to others. I’m hoping I can learn how to more effectively communicate.

    In short, I’m hoping to be more mindful and less emotion/reaction driven in my thoughts and behaviors this year. I hope it will be balancing for me.

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