Friday, November 21, 2008

Getting a head start on New Years Resolutions

* Simplify my life.
* Stop judging people. Accept people for who they are. Choose wisely who I spend time with, but without any malice or prejudgement.
*Learn to let things go.
* Make time to meditate.
* Work on my project.
* Don't yell at my children. Ever. For any reason except imminent danger.
* Be mindful.
* Be grateful.

Update: I'm not doing so great with the "don't yell at the kids" part. Well, I guess it depends on how imminent danger is defined. And the beauty of it is, these behaviors are all self-reinforcing. And the contrary holds true, too, that not doing these things is aversive, as they cause remorse and all sorts of bad feelings. The key, I believe, is in the last resolution.

2 comments:

Squid said...

What kind of reinforcement are you going to treat yourself to for complying with the no-yelling resolution? Let me know. Could use some positive reinforcement on that myself.

Thanks for the mindful examples.

SPT said...

Very nice. Especially the part about no yelling.