Do your resolutions from the Old Year still stand strong? Do you still yearn for those changes, discoveries and affirmations to come true? Whatever goods or evils have presented themselves to you this year, what is it that you truly hoped would become of your life?
Albert Einstein may have said that time is relative, but it certainly is moving forward for the most of us. With fifty-eight days remaining until the New Year, now is a good point to check in with where you were last December and where you're headed toward next year.
Every moment there is a capacity for change. If you're on the right track to the changes you want, great, but if not, well...
Have you ever felt like you're being distracted from who you want become? Like you have every intention of growing, saying, doing but, it all gets pushed to the wayside with lack of time? Try keeping a schedule with a daily planner, notepad, calender, or phone. 2015 schedulers are available now! Consider in this schedule what really is important to your goals. Grant pause to other pursuits so attention can be given to personal growth. Remember that personal growth must come before some pursuits can be fully realized, such as relationships.
Don't half-ass your life, but do meet your desires to fulfillment at least half-way.
Maybe it's not the scheduling but a lack of discipline? You can temporarily block distracting websites to prevent habitual peeking at social media or news updates until your work is done or nighttime swings around. Try doing work away from your house to avoid snacking and falling into other projects. Breaking away from individual attempts at change by being held accountable for your actions with a friend, pet, support group, coach, or counselor also helps!
Maybe your goals seem boring? What can you do to combine your goals with the things you enjoy? How about a game or social outlet?
Nothing will happen unless you first try, and sometimes you just have to force yourself into the change before you love the change.
Now is the time to reaffirm what was and what is to be. Good luck with the old and the new and the changes to come soon!
My name is Sage Liskey. I am an author, poet, fine artist, designer, and activist. Born and raised in Oregon, I now travel while I write and self-publish empowering books, zines, and booklets. I founded the Rad Cat Press in 2010 to help distribute my materials with a mission devoted to creating life-changing and accessible publications for the modern world. My informational guidebooks (many of which are available for free) cover topics such as alternative and radical mental health, depression, community, sustainability, art, and activism. I offer talks on these subjects as well.
My Books and Zines
July 15th, 2018
How To Effectively Change the World workshop at OCF
Oregon Country Fair, Community Village, Yurt