I’m just going to hop on board and call these intentions instead of New Year’s resolutions. I like the word better anyway, so let’s go with that. In my opinion, the key to intentions is to make at least some of them 100% attainable so that you know you can reach these goals and not stress too much over them. (Baby steps guys, baby steps). Then there are those intentions that borderline on manifesting – your big dreams, the things that get you out of your comfort zone, may be a little more difficult to reach and give you something to strive for. It’s still January, so I thought I’d share some of mine with you.
- Read at least 6 books this year.
To be fair, I stole this one from Cody. But I’ve been meaning to read more anyway and never seem to make the time. This gives me two months per book – which is totally doable. I plan to switch out end of the night TV with reading and hopefully have a better state of mind from all of the amazing books I have started but never finished as well as a better wind down and good night’s sleep. And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to share what I’m reading in case you need some inspiration.
- Practice meditation daily.
Even if it’s only 5 minutes in the morning or evening, I want to commit to this one because I really feel that it has the ability to help calm my mind and teach me to more easily center myself.
- Complete a workout and/or yoga flow at least three times a week.
I hate working out. I’m not a runner, I hate the feeling of sweat until those endorphins kick in and I’m a super busy person. But I feel that three days a week isn’t too much to ask, and I know that it will help me feel better in the long run.
- Blog more consistently.
Starting off with once a week, then moving to two, then we will see where we end up with all of my work and life commitments but I am making an effort this year to ease myself into consistent blog posts!
- Keep it cleaner/simpler.
That goes for everything. I want to keep the apartment neater, my life and schedule to have more flow, what I put in my body to be more clean and simple and organic when possible. I want to simplify and de-clutter my life, mind and body. So this intention is basically continuing what I’ve already started, but with even more flow and effort into some of the aspects. I’ll have to keep you updated on this one, seeing as I have a weakness for processed carbs and I’m pretty much as messy as it gets. But I have faith, I can do this!
So going into this year these are the main intentions that I’m setting for myself in hopes of leveling up some aspects of my life. Watch out 2019 – I’m comin’ for ya! I’d love to hear what you all have in mind for this year so feel free to share in the comments below!