five things to try, four things to look forward to, three confessions, two amazing people and the one last thing to start the year off right.The Final Five: my countdown of, yep, you guessed it, the final five posts of the calendar year. And what a better way to wind down 2011 (read: phone it in while I’m on vacation) than some 2012 lists! Tune in all week long for
While I could go on and on and on about things I need to work on, it always helps to try to tackle a few things at a time. For the coming year, there are three main areas where I want to focus more of my efforts:
- Food – I have a five-year-old’s relationship to food. There are just far too many things that I’ve convinced myself I don’t like. This has lingered for so long that I now have a severe fear of several foods. I’d honestly rather get a root canal than eat a tomato. It’s time to grow up, to get over my flinch and start trying all of the things I’m “certain” I hate. Coincidentally, the things I hate tend to be many of the things that are good for me, so hopefully this not only has an impact of my courage, but my ever-expanding waistline as well.
- Unplugging – I love technology, but I love it too much. I need to find a bit more balance and learn to be more present. While I’m not certain how I plan to go about it just yet, I want to start structuring more time where I am offline and more importantly off a device. I still want to write as much as I have been and read and listen and watch, all which happens on these devices, so I don’t expect this to be easy, but I know it’s necessary.
- Work – I unlocked a lot of passion this year, much of it focused on my family, my hobbies and industry. However, the past few years has been a bit of career flux for me as I find my place in our family business and at a certain point, that struggle got the better of me. While I’ve been applying a lot of what I’ve learned over the past year to what I do, I’m looking forward to bringing a lot more of my own passion back to it. I fell into a bit of a rut and I’m excited to break out of it and get back to doing the work I love with the people I love to work with.
I’m sure I’ll fall short at times, but I hope to make some serious progress in all of these areas. I’ll be sure to circle back as I get a bit more tactical about how I plan to improve in each area.
How about you? What are your biggest areas for improvement in 2012?