Posted by: Gwendolyn Huber | January 15, 2019

WHAT’S IMPORTANT

I think New Year’s resolutions are a vital way of setting our intentions, of reminding ourselves of WHAT’S IMPORTANT.

Often in the past, until I learned it didn’t work well for me, New Year’s resolutions involved will power. And long lists of hopeful accomplishments.

This year, my list is:

  1. To learn to type with my thumbs — there’s no will power involved in this, just a remembering that this is something I want to do.
  2. To do the things I feel are important – like writing – on the days I have time to brush my teeth. (Check out my last blog if you think that’s a strange aspiration.}

The rest of my list is:

  1. To do away with judgment of myself, and fear of judgment by others.
  2. To be kind to myself, the way I strive to be kind to others
  3. To trust myself, for instance, that I have all the knowledge and resources that I need when I sit down to write.

That’s it!

I’ve come to believe that every one of these things (except for typing with my thumbs) is essential for good health and creativity and that judgment, distrust, and self cruelty are actually twisted vampires that feed on joy and creativity.

For me these are some of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do – to get rid of early conditioning and choose a different path.

Making a New Year’s resolution (usually) means I’m committed no matter how difficult, so now my job is to simply remind myself that these are things I want to do and that the rewards are great.


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