2015: A Resolution


"Interrupt anxiety with gratitude."

I saw this quote (on Pinterest, where else) and decided it will be my mantra for 2015. I have this habit of only appreciating something for a moment before playing it over in my mind and starting to think about how I could have done better or how something great could turn into something bad. I'll be enjoying a lazy Saturday morning lingering over coffee and then anxiety hits me and I start to think about the laundry list of things I could be doing: working on the blog (that turns into beating myself up about blog content), cleaning our apartment (that turns into thinking, how am I almost 29 and forever running out of clean socks?), you get the point. Even at work, when I do well on a project I'm somehow unable to dwell on nice words from my boss before I'm thinking about how I could have done better and reprimanding myself for mistakes along the way. 

So 2015 is the year I am going to really try to interrupt these anxious thoughts with grateful ones. 

What's your resolution? I'd love to know.

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17 Perth said...

Oh wow. Yes. Love that. Makes total sense. And it is simple and allows focus to be only on the good!

Jillian said...

great resolution!! this year will be all about family -- having our first baby, taking care of myself, and making time for my marriage. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Ashley Rizzardo said...

This is a great resolution to live by! I could probably benefit from taking it easy on myself as well.

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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love this quote! Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Great mantra! Wishing you lotso of joy in 2015!