It’s that time of year when everyone is making New Years Resolutions. People are riding the high of starting fresh and new. Making big plans and changes to revamp their lives. They say “this time will be different”, but is it really? This year my resolution is….not to have any resolutions.
I was always big on making New Years Resolutions. They usually always focused on losing weight, getting more organized or starting a new hobby. The problem was I never stuck to them. They started out strong then fizzled away. The problem with making these resolutions is often times our goals are unrealistic, nonspecific and we caught up in the hype.
Last year I tried something different. Instead of making a list of resolutions I picked a phrase. That phrase is “intentional living” and it has changed my life and frame of mind. It meant learning to make better decisions for myself and my health. Living a life that aligns with my sense of self and purpose. Choosing to have things and people in my life that are truly important to me. People that build me up and make me a better person.
“LIVING WITH INTENTION MEANS SAYING NO TO THE THINGS THAT AREN’T IMPORTANT SO WE CAN SAY YES TO WHAT MATTERS MOST.”
2021 was a year that I finally made changes. After years of saying and not doing I finally made intentional choices for my life. I lost 30 pounds, decluttered my home and my mind, and developed a happier and healthier life. I no longer feel so attached to material items and only have items in my home that I love and serve a purpose. I feel more intentional in every aspect and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Instead of focusing on just how I look by losing weight I focused on my health. There are still time when I struggle and that will always be present because this is life. But the changes I have made, the confidence I have built and the happiness I feel is indescribable. I have removed myself from social media and have improved the feelings of inadequacy that comes with social platforms. I have focused on myself, my purpose and my journey. And I am so dang happy.
So this year I will not be making any New Years Resolutions. What I will be doing is continuing to work on myself and living an intentional life.
Happy New Years