1.13.2012

My Resolutions For 2012

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen that I cut my finger last Friday pretty badly while working at Switch.  Due to my injury, the Doc recommended that I don't use my finger for about 5 to 7 days so that it could heal.  So, how does an upholsteress upholster with one hand out of commission?  She doesn't.  Therefore I have taken this week to work "on" my business, rather than "in" my business, which I've needed to do for quite sometime.  While setting goals for Switch for 2012, I decided I'd jot down some personal plans or resolutions too, and here they are...

Be Super-Duper Healthy:  I know, I know, this is at the top of everyone's list.  I put it on mine because I used to be super-duper healthy - I'd cook healthy meals, use my juicer like it was going outta style, I'd do yoga, pilates, or workout everyday, and I ran 5km at least three times a week!  Slowly as Switch started to get busier, I became less focused on my health and basically let Switch take over.  At the end of the day, my health is way more important than making sales and upholstering furniture - So, as of January 2nd I've started making exercise and meal planning a main priority again.  It's not the end of the world if I start work at 9:00am rather than 8:00am - Right?  And besides, there will always be work to complete, so I just have to create the time to workout, not wait for the time to magically appear!  

Practice What I Learn:  I am a big time learner!  I love to read books, magazines, cookbooks, blogs, and even search Pinterest to learn new things - It's a sickness.  I have oodles of resources piled up, and never do anything with them.  I need to start trying new recipes, spend more time painting, knitting and crafting, sewing just for fun rather than only at work, practice new business strategies, and even meditation techniques!  I always think "Oh, I should learn how to ____" and I do, but then I never continue to apply or enjoy what I've learned.  I plan to start!

Stay On Top Of Office Work:  I'm a creative gal, which translates to: I hate paperwork.  Sadly, owning my own business requires me to sit in my office and do boring admin work and stay on top of my finances.  I do have an accountant and bookkeeper, but there are still lots of things I must manage on my end.  Don't get me wrong, I do it, however I tend to wait until my "To Be Filed" pile is dangerously high - Seriously, some times I close the door as I fear my cat will be buried alive if it ever toppled over.  And so, I have actually scheduled admin time into my calendar each week to ensure that I stay on top of things.  Cross your fingers for me that it will actually happen!

Simplify And Enjoy:  I'm a busy bee, and I'm one of those people who likes to make sure that everything is perfect at all times {with the exception of my "To Be Filed" pile of course}.  Lately, I've decided that I need to stop being that person, I need to put less pressure on myself and enjoy life a little more!  I actually started this resolution before the New Year - I did not get my house fully decorated for Christmas, and my outdoor planters were never changed over from the Fall season.  Gasp!  I know.  But man it felt good to not panic, let it go, and realize that my world is just as lovely with dead plants in my planters.  {Insert sigh of relief here} And I'm hoping without all my crazy pressure to get silly stuff done and make everything pretty all the time, I will have more time to enjoy the little things in life.  Whether it's walking to the lake, taking a bike ride to purchase some produce, or just sitting by the fire with a good {non-educational} book and a cup of tea - It's the little things that make life good! 

Plan For My Future:  Again, I am a creative person, so I tend to get lost in the moment quite often, and never when I think of my future it's usually during a good day dreaming session.  I mean, where is the fun and excitement in actually planning and punching numbers?  However, if I just wake up each day and live, while merely dreaming about my future, then where am I really headed?  I don't know, and that's a little freaky {perhaps I'm maturing as I get older} so I'm planning to plan for my future!  I've actually decided to get excited about it, set some goals for my business and life, and really work towards achieving them so that I get what I want out of life as opposed to just dreaming about it.  Woot woot I say, woot woot!

And there you have it, my resolutions for 2012!  I know it's a little late compared to when most people nail down their resolutions, but better late than never.  I'm curious, if you've set resolutions for 2012, then how are they going so far?

3 comments:

  1. You can do it Staci! 2012 is going to be an amazing year!

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  2. These are good ones!

    I really need to sit down and get mine written out. I feel like if I write them out, or even blog about, them I'm more likely to actually do them.

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  3. I love your resolutions! I did tackle my pile of things to file and spent half a day in my office organizing and using my label maker. Feels so good to check that one off the list. Now I just need to keep up on it!

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Oodles of thanks for the comment!