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2017 Wishlist

Happy New Year everyone!!
 Journal3.jpgArizona, Spring 2016

If I am being honest, 2016 was not a great year for me. It started fine. By March, it became an emotional roller coaster. I am hoping that 2017 will be better. Here is my wishlist for this year. I am going to keep it short and simple:

  1. Work less – On an average, I worked 14 hours a day last year. It was brutal and stressful.
  2. Sleep more – There were days when I am eternally tired. It was so hard to get “off work” even at home.
  3. Be kind to myself – Eat better and more importantly, on time. Remember not to beat myself up for every tiny thing I don’t achieve and accomplish.
  4. Buy Less – No explanations needed. I have my reasons. I’d like to believe that most of us are smart and conscious consumers. So, I don’t want to get on a soapbox and explain this.
  5. Read More – Reading will always be my first love. It’s time to get back to my roots.

What is on your wishlist for 2017? Do you believe in making resolutions? 

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  1. I really hope this year turns out much better for you!

    Sleep is very important. I think it might be one of the main ways in which you can show kindness to yourself. I have been sleep-deprived for years now (my littlest one is three) and slowly getting back into normalcy now. I am a completely different human being when I have slept appropriately. It’s not always possible, but I try to make sure I allow myself sleep when I can. And reading, yes, that will always help make you feel like you’ve used your time right, isn’t it? I have noticed (big discovery here) that I should allow myself guilty pleasures even in reading. Like I’ll try to have at all times one serious book and one mystery or horror, which are genres I enjoy the most these days. And I switch between them. I often go through two or three indulgent books before I finish the more serious reading, but I try not to beat myself up about it too much. I don’t do resolutions, but “read more” is always there.

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    January 7, 2017
    • SA. #

      Thank you Lori! I am starting to see that all of us are deprived of sleep. That is the case with my friends too. I am not sure how we, as a generation, landed here. But, here is to finding normalcy! I am going to be kind to myself this year.

      That is exactly how I read too! I love to have a fiction (sci-fi / fantasy) on the side when I am reading a serious one. Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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      January 7, 2017
  2. Oh sister I definitely relate. Sometimes we are put into positions that runs so counter to our strengths, which in turn benefits no one. 2016 I have actually begun to verbalize and pray that I have no desire to live anymore. My regret is that I did not leave a situation that affects me so deeply sooner.

    I hope that you find peace and happiness in 2017. And I wish you well in all your endeavors. I think its important to try to keep healthy habits even if it’s just taking a walk outside and listening to the breeze and seeing sunlight.

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    January 7, 2017
    • SA. #

      Oh P! Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry that 2016 was hard on you too! You are so right about taking a walk and just enjoying what is free and available to all of us.

      Most of us are blessed with luxury of choices. Even when it looks like we don’t have one, we actually do. I really believe with time, sleep and hobbies we can heal old wounds.

      I hope 2017 is going to be a better year and a happier time for all us. Wishing all the very best and peace to you and your family.

      Lots of Love!
      SA

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      January 7, 2017

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