January is a time where most of us set our resolutions and intentions for the new year. Being a January baby, I get to have the chance to combine the general new year resolutions with my own personal ones as I celebrate another revolution round the sun.
I haven’t been very strict in previous years about setting resolutions; instead opting to “go with the flow”. However earlier in the month, I read about an interesting approach to resolutions that piqued my interest. Rather than focusing on a set of rules to abide by in the new year, the suggestion was to make a list of items that you’d want to do more of and less of. I like this approach better as it seems like a gentler way to ease yourself into a change or new habit rather than going from 0 – 100.
So this month, as I turn a year older and hopefully wiser, here is my “more” and “less” list for the new year.
- Reading books from diverse authors & backgrounds
- Yoga and stretching
- Speaking with gentleness to myself
- Trying out new recipes
- Challenging my assumptions
- Waiting for validation
- Feeling small
- Late nights watching movies in bed
- Self criticism
- Worrying about things outside my sphere of control
Here’s to a really good 2019!