Take advantage of Chinese New Year and Resurrect your Resolutions
February 20, 2015
I've had the great pleasure of celebrating Chinese New Year in San Francisco. This photo was taken about 2 years ago. I remember the weather was very cold and I had to borrow that wonderful coat! We all seem to get on the 'Change Bandwagon' as New Year's Eve approaches. The entire world is focused on the gift of a New Year. We feel the collective energy and the possibility. For most people the momentum wanes and by this time every year those resolutions are forgotten and we lament how 'stupid' they are and how 'unrealistic' and how 'silly.'
In truth every midnight ushers in a fresh possibility for change. We need to know what the change involves and break down the steps that will lead us to victory. The skills you develop as a Zen Organizertm will serve you beautifully in this process. Remember that the whole of any project is overwhelming but the parts are manageable. Make a list of the changes you'd like to make. Put them in order of importance. Break down the most important and over time build on your success.
The most important resolution of all to my way of thinking is the one to get organized. It will give you an environment that nurtures and supports you rather than one that sabotages you at every turn. It will help you achieve all the others. How? Let's say for example you want to lose weight. Your organized kitchen is ready to serve you and help you cook up healthy meals. Do you want to find a partner? You'll need time to learn the rituals and rules of the dating sites and figure out which one is for you. You have to write a profile and post a fun, realistic photo. If you have an organized office including an organized PC or MAC you are going to have an easier time.
You get the idea.
Jump into a celebration this weekend. Chinese New Year celebrations go on for about two weeks. Check your local city and find a parade or just go to a Chinese restaurant. Cultural celebrations can sweep us into the tide of change. We don't have to wait for December 31st.