Do you make New Year resolutions? I don’t bother. They tend to fall off my radar by mid January, so why bother? Starting the year with failure is not my idea of fun. These are 25 “intentions” I’m incorporating into my days, next year.
Here’s how I intend to improve myself, my life and my happiness in 2016.
1~ Not check into my email or social media before 9am. Sadly, that’s a challenge!
2~ Use my 5 Minute Gratitude Journal to focus on the blessings in my life. Gratitude creates happiness and happiness is my goal.
3~ Focus on today. Reliving the past or anticipating the future wastes the present.
4~ Let go of my need to convince others of my opinion. After all, I know I’m always right :). I don’t have to waste time proving it.
5~ Pay closer attention to my body’s signals. If I feel a knot in my stomach, I’m making a bad choice.
6~ Stop overcommitting my time to simplify my life.
7~ Get out in nature everyday.
8~ Become more aware of the negative messages that creep into my self-talk, and change them.
9~ Treat myself to pampering, self-care every day. A bubble bath, uninterrupted reading time, etc.
10~ Meditate for 20 minutes every day to find the silence between my thoughts.
11~ Be aware of the quality of food I put into my body. It’s as important as quantity.
12~ Go out of my way to treat people with respect. Everyone deserves respect, even idiots.
13~ Spend less time at my computer and more time talking to loved ones.
14~ Focus on the positive things in my life. Focusing on the negative is like praying for more of it.
15~ Spend time stretching each day. The older I get the more important it is to be flexible, in both mind and body.
16~ Don’t compare myself to others. In. Any. Way.
17~ Practice kindness everyday. What goes around, comes around, and I want good karma knocking at my door.
18~ Embrace forgiveness. Remember the lessons, but forgiving, releases negative energy I’m hanging on to.
19~ Schedule time to be silent each day. No music, TV, books or talking. Being silent allows me to hear my own thoughts.
20~ Be open to new experiences. I need to let my life unfold without a white knuckled grip on how I think it should be.
21~ Continue my Morning Pages to empty the clutter that clogs my thoughts.
22~ Drink more water and less wine.
23~ Continue to organize and clear clutter from my home and life.
24~ Remember that I am enough, and dump my need for approval from others.
25~ Practice non-judgement. Accept people and things as they are.
How are you planning to be happier in 2016?