I've never been one for resolutions, but the start of the year does feel like an opportunity to start fresh, with a clean slate. It is, after all, a new beginning. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately of things that I wasn't necessarily happy with last year and improvements that can be made. I'm not thinking of them as resolutions. More like goals.
In no particular order, I'm working on some personal and business goals:
* Take better care of myself:
-snack less at work (I eat when I'm bored)
-work out regularly (am totally loving my Wii Fit) = more energy, feel better, look better, strength!
-meditate = calm & focus
-go to yoga classes = healthier me + meet new people
* Clean & organize my workroom - I love that I have a whole room of my own, but have never really been thrilled with the layout. I need to play with that and create a more inviting & inspiring space. And I MUST hang the ACEO's, prints, and artwork I've been collecting!!
* Get the sewing machine I received from a very generous Freecycler serviced and learn how to use it.
* Feel less guilty/bad about situations that I have no control over. Worry less. Stop over analyzing. Be more spontaneous.
* Find a way to use the tremendous amount of down time at work to my advantage for Athena's Armoury.
* Production line pieces for days that I'm feeling less than creatively inspired.
* PLAY! Create new designs and don't worry about following rules.
* Purge. Get rid of stuff that I don't need or want. Clutter is disrupting the flow of life!
* List and blog about at least one new item per week. Continue to renew daily.
* Get going on creating that website.
* Dedicate a couple days per month to picture taking. I thought that having my light box set up all the time would be a good idea because as soon as I'm done with a piece and still really excited about it, I could shoot it. Yeah, I wound up moving onto another piece and the light box just took up space until I decided to use it. Time to try something else.
* Track sales/expenses better. A necessary evil in being a one person operation is having to do the tasks you'd rather delegate.
* Work on better branding for my biz.
Well, some of these are goals, some just seems like a to-do list. I also realize that I need to get a bit more specific and figure out how I'm going to accomplish some of this. But, hey, it's a start.
Now that you have a clean slate with the beginning of a new year, what will you be working on?