(If you’re not my family, this writeup probably doesn’t apply to ya! 🙃)
Looking back on our New Year’s Eve chat about a significant thing or three we wanted to try to achieve in 2022, I accomplished less than I wanted on them. I ran my half marathon and made a tiny bit of progress towards working from home more (though I did so only a few times). But my tribe is still uncontacted, and nothing was done about getting out of the country vacation- or otherwise. I don’t know if either of you continues to think about what you were aiming at, but I’m betting your results are similar.
I don’t think that had anything to do with what we chose, but more that resolutions just kind of suck as a motivating force. So how about we try something else? After all, having some intentionality about life is a good thing. A nerdy little podcast I enjoy has been chatting up the idea of ‘themes’ over ‘resolutions’ around this time every year for a while, and it might be fun/helpful/potentially life-changing to give the idea a run. And thought maybe you both might want to join me with your own ‘theme’?
Here’s a quick intro to the ‘theme’ idea:
If you’d want to really delve into the idea, here’s one of their extended discussions on their personal yearly themes. Not necessary to understand the concept or anything, but still a good listen:
And like all good hustlers, they’ve created something legitimately cool, a Theme System Journal. Ordered one for myself when they first came out last year, and then it disappeared into some drawer and thus never got used. But I plan to track it down or order another and have already ordered a copy for each of you to try out if you’d want to give it a go:
Maybe we could chat about the idea over a nice meal sometime soon because I enjoyed that discussion we had last year over our NYE dinner? There’s no pressure to have a thoroughly considered theme or anything (unless you want to), but I’d love to hear your thoughts!