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Happy New Year! Last year, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions (you can read more about why here). For 2020, I decided to set intentions. The day before the new year, I sat down with a notebook and a crystal and thought about what brings me happiness, and what I want more of in years to come.
Three main words kept coming to mind: balance, happiness and gratitude.
From those themes, I came up with ten intentions I want to live by in the new year, and the new decade. I’ll be sharing each intention every day along with my giveaway of the day. I find the more you put your intentions out into the universe, the more they manifest. I want to share my journey with you because you are part of what makes this journey worth every moment. Without you, I would not be able to do what I love. So thank you from the bottom of my heart and cheers to the new decade!
May I learn to listen to my body
I’ve always over scheduled myself. I say yes to everything, whether it’s work, friends or family. As a result, I’ve had incredible successes and life experiences I wouldn’t change for the world. But my eagerness to do it all also resulted in major burnout. When the universe knocked me in the head (quite literally!) towards the end of 2019 I had to learn to listen to my body. I physically couldn’t do the amount of work I was used to. I had to rest. I had to heal. It was one of the hardest lessons I’ve ever had to learn. And I’m still learning it.
I intend to take this lesson into the new year. I’m still not fully healed, and probably won’t be for at least a few months. But even when I’m back to 100%, I want to remember to listen to my body. If I’m tired, I want to give myself permission to rest. If I feel overwhelmed with work, I want to give myself permission to say no to events or new projects. In striving to listen to my body, I hope that I can find balance in this new decade.
One tip that has really helped me achieve this is scheduling “me time.” During very busy days, I’m trying to carve out 15 minutes of downtime where I’m not working, checking Instagram or thinking about work. Instead, I can take Jack Jack for a walk or just sit and look out the window. To be honest, I’m still not the best at this but it’s all a work in progress.
If you have any tips on how to better listen to your body, please let me know!
“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.”
— Astrid Alauda
This post is powerful and inspiring. I’ll take note to practice myself. Life’s turned so fast nowadays and we are not made out of stone.
Love to see more of the BTS when you do shoots like this one!
Well said! Sometimes we think we’re made of stone right?! Def a work in progress 🙂
Beautiful post Sydne! .. Listening to my body is something I’m trying to learn, it is so necessary! Love the photos, your outfit and the beach, beautiful combination!
So glad you like the photos! And I’m learning with you every step of the way 🙂
These pictures are beautiful and love all the backstage access you posted it on insta stories. So much work goes into these beautiful post keep them coming ❤
So happy you said that! It is a lot of work but comments like yours make it worth it 🙂
I love it when you show multiple ways to wear common items. Like black jeans or cardigans. Keep up the good work. @djames0919
Will definitely be doing more of that in the New Year!
Igtv videos oh looks
For sure will be continuing those! Love doing them!
I’d love more day to night outfits
Dear Sydne, Happy New Year! Love the post and the way you talk about the main 3 elements you aim to focus at. I am glad it’s not just me who had decided to listen to my body and not jump into the race to keep up with others. I would love to see more content on ethical and sustainable fashion.
Instagram – @aprilbornie
Happy New Year! Thanks for the feedback! xx
I too will work until my body quits. Not great. 🙁 Thanks for inspiring me to take pause. I love the idea of carving out 15 minutes, that’s definitely manageable! 💗
I’m always wanting to see more travel content! @egood33
Let me know how it goes! Glad that one helped!
I would love to see more interior design posts and more about your decorating! Your style is beautiful and I would love to see how that carries through your home. I love these messages of self love! @mollofamerica_
Thanks for the input Rebecca! I don’t have any plans to re design my home soon but I’ll definitely keep including seasonal content!
I love real, true life content. A day in the life kind of thing. and always – travel!
Thanks Kim! Hope to plan some fun trips this year!
Such an inspiring post!! Loved reading it,Always love your content!! Your style guides are my favorite,Always look forward to that,Would love see more style guides😍❤️❤️😍 and thank you so much for sharing this
Aw so glad you like them! More style guides coming up this year 🙂
Happy new year!!! I love your igtv videos!! I’m going to work in only buying things I actually need this year and purging old items!
I love that idea! Purging feels so good and classic staples last forever!
Beautiful dress and great pictures!
I’d like to see more high-protein/low-carb recipes.
So glad you like them!
I wish I could share those but I kind of do the opposite in my diet.
Happy New Year! I love seeing you transition one outfit into several outfits by changing shoes, accessories, or styling it differently.
Happy New Year! Lots of outfit transitions coming up soon 🙂
Me time is so important! I’d love to see travel and food posts (and, of course, fashion)! Insta handle is (at)pinkandgreenmom.
It really is! Can’t wait to book more travel soon
You are such an inspiration to me. I enjoy each post that you do because you put a lot of thought into them, love the dog park chats, love the videos, etc.
Keep doing what you are doing!
That means so much to me Claire, thank you for the kind words!
i would love to see more fashion styles from different states
I would love to learn more about intentions. I love that. I also stopped making resolutions. Just to do better each day, and being grateful, and visualizing what I want to accomplish.
Visualization helps so much! I’m going to make a new vision board with my friends Monday.
I forgot to include my IG on my previous post. @cherriopolis 😁
I would love to see more travel guides and recommendations for places you have gone to!
Definitely need to book some more travel!
I definitely need to learn to take time out for myself. I have a four year old at home so it’s tough….sometimes I just lock myself in the bathroom and close my eyes for a few minutes to get some peace & quiet.
I always love your make up and would love to see some more make up tutorials ❤️ @andydunks85
I imagine that’s tough but good for you for giving yourself some peace and quiet every day, even just a few minutes!
I always get nervous doing makeup tutorials but I will try to do more this year!