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Published on January 17, 2018, by in The 30 Things List.

As you may have read in my previous post, 34 was a tough year. All the core stuff is good – I’m particularly grateful for my husband, my job, and my ability to travel. But there are still things that need to change; things I don’t know how to change. I want to eat better, sleep better, and feel better. I want to be healthier. I want to make peace with some demons. I want to lift my spirits. I want balance and organization. But how to do all of that?? How do I change my habits in such a drastic way?

I’ve played around with the idea of re-doing my list for motivation. Then I thought maybe I would make 35 small goals to try to complete this year. Then I wondered if that was too much pressure – maybe I should just have 3 goals.

Finally, I decided on one mantra: I am willing to change.

The first step to changing my behaviors is willingness. I have held on to bad habits because they served me and comforted me. Today I release those habits. Today, I am grateful for what works and I’m willing to change what doesn’t. I am open to any and all good. I invite the next stage of my life to begin. I release myself from worry and self doubt. I forgive myself. I am willing to change.

So let’s do this, 35!