Here we are yet again. Another year has flown by and we are getting ready to welcome 2020. Whether you’ve been ready to kiss 2019 goodbye for awhile now or maybe you want time to slow down because you had a great year, this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what this year has brought you.
Every month, I’m all about intention setting and filling your life with more things that serve you and trying to eliminate (or cope with) those things that don’t. In preparation for the new year, I am looking back at what 2019 brought me (the good, the bad and the ugly) and what I’ve learned from every situation. I hope you’ll join me in reflecting on 2019 and taking some time to appreciate where you are in life, knowing that it’s right where you’re supposed to be.
As always, I’ve put together some food-for-thought questions that can also be used as journal prompts.
- What is something good that happened to me this year?
- What is something that was difficult for me this year?
- How did I grow this year?
- What is something I accomplished this year? (Don’t be hard on yourself here. I don’t care if you cuddled with your dog more. Everyone’s accomplishments look different.
- What is something I would like to leave behind in 2019?
- What is something I would like to do more of in the new year?
- What is something I did for myself in 2019?
- What is something I will do for myself in the new year?
Photography by: Kimberly Rensburg Photography
Outfit: bodysuit from American Eagle, skirt from Express, jacket from T.J. Maxx, necklace from H&M and shoes from Sam Edelman.
Happy new year!
October came and went very quickly. If you’re new here to this blog, at the end of each month, I like to reflect on how it went. I see how I felt and set intentions to work on for the next month. Without further ado, here’s my intentions for November:
- Work on using more ‘I statements’
- Give myself 20 minutes to walk away from a situation and cool down when I’m feeling heated or triggered
- Drink more gut-friendly smoothies
- Get more use out of my oil diffuser and make some fall/winter blends
- Hug more
Below you’ll find my ‘Intention Setting Worksheet’ so you can join me in setting your own!
Outfit details: Sweater from Athleta, Scarf from Pink Jules, Hat from Squasht Boutique, Purse from Upstairs Boutique and shoes from DSW.
Somehow it’s already October, which means another month to set intentions or in my case, try harder to work on last month’s intentions (hey, no one’s perfect). It also means it’s the season of watching Hocus Pocus and Halloween Town. In all seriousness, I believe that a new month symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start.
Here’s what I’m focusing on this month:
- Recite affirmations to myself daily in the mirror (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it)
- Avoid spending money when I’m bored or upset (an intention I set for September and am still working on)
- Cook more and try new recipes
- Disconnect and unplug more to enjoy quality time with loved ones
- Unfollow accounts that are no longer bringing me joy (Marie Kondo your social media)
Set your own October Intentions! If you need some a little inspiration or guidance in setting your own intentions, I’ve put together a worksheet to help you. If you want to share your intentions, comment below or tag me on Instagram @geenicolette.
Outfit details: Sweater: Hazyl Boutique, Bralette: Enzee Boutique, Jeans: Athleta, Bag: 2 Sisters Boutique, Necklace: Francesca’s