I have never really done resolutions before, but this year I was thinking about some goals I would like to strive for and noticed that most of those goals could be summed up in one word...
Mindful: The state or quality of being attentive; aware; intentional, purposeful.
In 2010 (and beyond), I would like to focus on being more Mindful:
Mindful in my relationships- With my husband, kids, family, friends, and strangers
Mindful as a mother- being truly present in moments as they are happening, bringing more peace to my home, slowing down and focusing on the process rather than the immediate outcome, mindfully accepting my children as the beings they are and where they are on their life journey.
Mindful in eating- being attentive to the history of the food I am consuming, buying local and fair trade foods, growing my own, preparing more food myself, being attentive to my body's cues of hunger and fullness
Mindful in living- being attentive to the history of stuff I am consuming, being attentive to how my choices impact the lives of others, shopping local and fair trade, re-purposing items, reducing the clutter in my life (mentally and physically)
I think I like this idea of having a one word goal for the year. It's like having a focused theme for my life that encompasses more than a short list is able. Here's to a more mindful 2010!