Sunday, January 1, 2012
The New Year...Indieattic Style
Goals can be pesky things. They certainly are crammed full of inspiration, dedication and perseverance, but they also harbor thoughts of depression and disappointment when the goal is not completed. Well, the indieattic vibe is to eradicate the latter thoughts. No sense being pessimistic, it wouldn't work anyway. So, here is a list compiled from many blogs, thoughts, books, overheard conversations and meditations. I consider these life goals, and the New Year is time to focus up on life goals, why settle for one year "challenges?" Let us go big or go home. And when you go home, drink a strong cup of inspiration and get back out there!
Let's start from the beginning...
Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
Read more books than you did in 2011.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Comparing our lives to others is fruitless. We have no idea what their journey is about.
Replace negative thoughts with positive ones especially about things out of our control. Invest energy in the positive present moment.
Gossip drains precious energy.
Dream more while we are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. We already have all we need.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Make peace with our past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of our happiness except us.
Realize that life is a school and we are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the
We don’t have to win arguments. It’s ok to agree to disagree.
Call your family often.
Forgive everyone for everything.
What other people think of you is insignificant compared to what you think of yourself.
Higher powers heal everything.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
No matter how we feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
The best is yet to come.
When we awake alive in the morning, be thankful.
Start learning a language not spoken in Western Europe
Memorize all the international capital cities
Borrow a friend’s instrument and learn to play it
Give ‘I love you’ gifts (gifts without a specific occasion)
Listen more, speak less
Say what you mean and mean what you say
Re-read your favorite children’s book
Detach from material things
Donate some of your wardrobe
Investigate a philosophical movement in history (transcendentalism, stoicism, phenomenology) and consider it in relation to your life
Go on dates that require no money
Unplug, in general
Separate your material wants from your material needs — and focus on the latter
Walk barefoot more often
Go get em' champ,