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My New Year’s Intentions for 2016

January 5, 2016

Me

Photography by Zoë Grant

At the beginning of a new year, we often make a list of resolutions. These resolutions could be a various number of things; for ourselves or to help others. Maybe you want to eat healthier, or cook more homemade meals. Maybe it’s getting to the gym to work-out daily, or writing thank-you letters for gifts you receive or simply to keep in touch with your loved ones. Whatever goal is on your list, it’s something that we plan to accomplish that make us a better or happier person. 

Let’s be real. How often do you find yourself actually completing your list? I honestly cannot remember a year I’ve ever stuck with it and actually finished one New Year’s Resolution, let alone an entire list of them. My pretty list of things tends to disappear from my mind and becomes a faint glimmer of hope, until suddenly the year has ended and nothing has been accomplished. 

Definition of Intention

This year, I’ve decided to set several intentions that I intend to carry out throughout the year. Instead of working on them all at once, I have given myself an “Intention of the Month”. I’m hoping that it will give me adequate time to fully dedicate myself to accepting the change and sticking with it. I also hope that once the month of intention is completed, that it’s fully ingrained, and sticks with me.

So, BRING IT ON 2016, I’m ready for ya!

My New Year’s Intentions for 2016*:
Declutter
Self Care
Correspondence

What about you, do you have resolutions you’ve made for 2016? Any tips or suggestions you have on sticking with the plan?

*I haven’t quite planned the entire year out, it seems as though I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-choose-an-intention-when-the-month-starts type of gal! So stay tuned.