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Q07

How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you?

I would like to be more calm. 

I must remember to see my childrens successes and renewed independence as positives rather than loss. 

I would like to exercise daily because it feels good, and because it will keep me healthy. I would like to engage in one or more spiritual practices daily, because it will awaken me to what is actually important in this life.

I would like to become more motivated and diligent, be confident in myself and who I am, and not let my insecurities get in the way of everything I know I can do. I like the quote: "Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming."

Currently, I'm in the 6th step of the AA program. I would like to have completed all 12-steps in the Alcoholics Anonymous program and start sponsoring other women. I would like to have all of my debt paid off, including my student loans.

I'd like to depend less on technology and more on human contact for my primary form of interaction. I've gotten so hung up on texting and chatting and using social media that I've become a bit of a hermit. 

I want to find BALANCE in all aspects of my life (work, volunteering, friends, and family).

I'd like to continue to grow, to open, to be more honest, give more, and discover more strength.

I would like to have more time to do what I want/have to do.. In order to do that, I need to learn how to manage my time. I've been struggling with this little problem since forever.

Get more involved in the community around me, from attending the museums that I'm a member of to meeting new people and helping good organizations. I need to get outside myself and my job more.

I need to completely quit all tobacco products, lose twenty pounds and take a more disciplined approach to finances. The best advice I've ever received came from a shoebox - "Just do it!"

Clear the clutter. What is the best use of my time in this moment?

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