2012 was a year of transformation for me. It was also the year I didn’t make any resolutions.
At the time, there was a lot of uncertainty and disappointment in my life. My only goal was to figure out how to be happy. This year, I had a huge breakthrough in regards to that.
It happened when I was working as a designer for a team that was nearly impossible to work for. After getting scolded by the team lead for something really stupid, I decided to take a ten minute break from working so I could finish my workday in peace.
In those ten minutes, I started a dialogue with myself that lead me to answer a very important question: what do I want my life to be? I’m not talking about writing down a list of fantasies or lofty goals. I’m talking about declaring a series of actions that will become the rules you follow to make your life wonderful.
I wrote down five rules on many pieces of paper. Then I put those pieces of paper in my wallet, all over my apartment, and other things I use regularly so I would be reminded of what’s important during those complicated moments.
As 2012 comes to a close, I feel my life is starting to become what I wrote down. Finally, a resolution I want to keep!