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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