We are almost at the end of the first quarter of 2023- and we thought that year has just begun!
In what drawer do resolutions usually end up?
Totally in the drawer of forgotten? Or even put if off? You tell yourself: “Sometime later I will surely do it.” Or even worse. It ends up in the complex of a guilt trip of unfinished and still sworn in resolutions, which keep on creeping up in the back of my mind.
Sometimes I just don’t know how to go about it, and the solution is not close by for me with a prescription laid on my bedside table…, so it continuously travels with me as a unresolved concern in the theatre of my mind, and try to put it to rest as quick as possible.
Or, I am already at the point where I do not plan any resolutions, in order that I will surely not disappoint myself or others, as I do not expect anything.
These all sound like good strategies which hold us together and keep us happy. Often we see for others how to do it, but ourselves, we completely move in the blindspot.
After more than 30 years of experience in moving, three boxes come in handy to sorting out and deciding which resolutions should be keepers and make sense to follow up on:
Keep / Throw out / Don’t know yet
What is important for me, for work for my relationships to keep? Which are worth and which I should thank life for, giving me the opportunity to hold on to?
Which are only a burden and are just passed already? Let go!
And, sometimes I need help from God, from people or mentors. Ask someone for advice, that things which are too important for you to loose, will bring life and fulfilment to you.
Then, honour those, who helped you to grow in your life path and walk on happily.
Almost 3000 years ago, a wise king wrote in lines of the above:
“Give thanks-offerings to God (thank God for what you want to hold on to),
fullfill your vows to the Most High; and call upon me in the day of trouble ; (there is someone I can call onto, maybe a person around me)
I will deliver you , and you will honour me.” ( in fulfilling those resolutions I will be fulfilled and content and I can honor those who helped me achieve it )
Psalm 50, Verses 14 & 15
In this sense, I wish you good week and maybe one of those tipps inspires you and will make your week lighter.