Last year, my mom shared something with me that has influenced how I'm trying to live my life this year. She told me that when she was a child, her favorite television show was The Mickey Mouse Club (no, that's not it...keep reading). She would come home from school and tune in every day, waiting in anticipation for what the theme of the day would bring. Every day of the week had a special theme such as "Fun with Music" Monday or "Circus" Thursday. Those days were fine for her, but the day she couldn't wait for each week was "Anything Can Happen Day" on Wednesdays. How exciting to not know what kind of crazy antics the show would bring!
So, there's where the influence of the year came in...Instead of giving myself a New Year's resolution, I decided to give myself an overall theme of the year. I declared 2010 to be "Anything Can Happen Day" year. That's right, Anything can happen. I wanted to allow myself to feel the excitement of not knowing what each day will bring. This year, I'm giving myself the chance to believe that I'm capable of doing anything I want to do and that I have the power to make it come true. Ok, maybe it sounds a little cheesy, but hey, I needed it. I'm the kind of person who can try to plan things too much and sometimes, put limits on myself. It's really freeing to take a different road that can end in a fork and not know where it might take me.
You can tie this belief into your health and wellness, too. Set goals for yourself and truly believe that you can do it. It can be something like taking a class that you've never tried before like yoga or spinning. Or maybe you can give yourself a bigger goal like signing up for a race that you have to train for. Perhaps it's something smaller like always taking the stairs instead of the elevator at your office or apartment building. Whatever it is, you can achieve it! Sure, it will take a little work but hey, anything can happen! Honestly, I never thought I would run a half-marathon and now I've run two of them. Proof in the puddin'!
Get to it and believe in yourself. Open yourself up to new experiences and opportunities. Once you allow it and believe it, the world is your oyster, my friend. This year, things have happened to me that I didn't think possible. Some of those things have been small and some have been more life changing. Nevertheless, Anything Can Happen Day.