The other year I started setting intentions rather than New Year resolutions as a way to evaluate things I wanted to work on and change in my life. A few months ago while scrolling through Instagram, I saw someone post their intentions for the month. I loved this idea because our personal goals, mantras or things we are working on change month to month (sometimes even day to day). This is something I’m starting to incorporate into my life and invite you to do the same!
I’m sharing a few of my intentions for July:
- Get my body moving everyday (morning and nighttime stretching)
- Clean and get rid of things I no longer need
- Read a book I’ve been wanting to read
- Try new recipes
- Show gratitude for loved ones and kindness to strangers
- Be more present in the moment
- Take more time to listen
What intentions are you setting this month?
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There are many things that can occur in one year’s time. Those things teach us lessons and help us grow. While mental health awareness increases (which thank goodness for this), more people are ditching New Year resolutions and are starting to cultivate intentions. Intentions can be things that you want to leave behind from the previous year, things you want to continue doing/bring into the new year, setting boundaries for yourself/relationships, or maybe it’s coming up with a mantra that will help you focus on your goals and being happier.
I’ve come up with a list of things I want to leave behind in 2018 as well as positive things that I want to continue to work on and bring into the new year. I encourage you all to spend some time meditating and doing the same!
Things to Leave Behind:
-Always saying yes to stuff I hate
-SO many memberships that I have and barely use (this is because I’m a “yes” person. I’m kind of like Ross and Chandler trying to quit the gym).
-Comparing myself to others
-Control and the need for perfection
-Mental health stigmas
Things to Bring into 2019:
-More charity work and giving back
-Good belly laughs
-Quality time with loved ones
-Tea drinking habits
-Celebrating all things both big and small
-Supporting small businesses
-Getting rid of things I don’t need (one step at a time with this, especially the shoes and purses)
If you are interested in learning more about intention setting and journaling, come to my yoga and intention setting workshop with Joriki Clothing. A portion of ticket sales will benefit mental health and awareness organization, NOSTIGMAS. Purchase tickets here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!