As 2019 rolled in, I was in a deep and peaceful sleep. It's apparent based on the number of drunken texts and FB posts that some took ringing in the New Year to iconic levels!! Kudos to you!!
This morning with coffee in hand I find myself staring at this and wanting to fill it with such noble entries as promote world peace, save the children, save an animal, etc. (You know how it goes) One of my hard 2019 resolutions though is to read more. I recently attended a talk by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits. It's a New York Times Best Seller. He offers a way to build good habits and break the bad by making slight changes, minimal if you will, and celebrating the victory of achievement with each. One example was if your long term goal is to go to the gym everyday set a goal of going for 5 minutes at first. (Stay with me on this.) If you set your mind to going for 5 minutes 4 times a week and you succeed, you will want to increase that. You'll be building momentum on the feeling of success as opposed to telling yourself that your going to go to the gym 5 days a week and work out for 2 hrs a day and on day number two you're so sore you can't move and therefore don't go back at all. What will inspire and convince you to return? If you've been riding the couch, have Dominos on speed dial and your jeans are magically shrinking by the day....chances are good that a workout like that might just kill you! (in all seriousness though, it's not likely that you'll want to go back)
I'm going to be taking the baby steps this year. So instead of saving an elephant herd in Africa, I'll be feeding a stray neighborhood cat. Instead of saving a village, I'll offer a stressed out mom an afternoon of free babysitting so that she can reconnect with her inner goddess or just get a long overdue nap.
So Happy New Year to us all and set yourself up for success!! Join us for our New Year, New You, Girls Night Out Networking Social on the 24th of January. We will be at Cancun Margarita at the Spotsylvania Towne Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Visit James Clear's website JamesClear.com and you can find him on IG @james_clear.
Hi! I'm Dara Martin. I've been in Stafford for 30+ years and love this area! I'm a mom to two incredible kids (grown) and divorced. Doing things with a passion is my passion!