Editor's Journal: Time to begin!
About 80% of individuals who make new year resolutions break them before January 31st. I was one of those people once. All the good intentions in the world could not help me follow through with my then seemingly logical and attainable goals. Thank goodness, I wizened up several years ago and stopped making resolutions all together. In lieu of setting myself up for failure, I found a better way to bring positive change into my life at a healthy pace. Over the years, this method has proven to be very effective. What is it, you ask? Well instead of formulating one or more resolutions at the debut of each year I decided to give each one of them a title. By doing so I gave myself a general direction to guide my steps throughout the year and it worked like magic! For example, the title for 2003 was No More Drama! Like for Mary J. Blige, it worked! I had just come out of a relationship and needed to clean house! This title helped me focus on the things that made me happy, cleaning out the people and situations which were negative. By the end of 2003 my world was drama free.
Not convinced? Try it for yourself! Select a title which means something to you and is easy to remember. This simple catch phrase will replay in your head like your favorite song and will keep you on track. You will be amazed by your progress.
This year I chose: "Make time!" It is simple, yet encompasses everything that I could have formulated in a list of resolutions. Like my new year title this issue is focused on making time; time to collect yourself, enhance your life and sprinkle goodness in your world. A perfect example of that is Tory Burch, our DESIGNER WATCH subject.
To find out how making time will change your life this year, tag along for the ride by way of FWAC!
Just a thought...
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn