I’m not usually one for resolutions. Resolutions are something you either meet or don’t and life is so complicated that for so many different reasons we often fall short of resolutions and because of that give up on them entirely. I often prefer intentions, choosing to live with intention, giving a direction and focus to work towards.
Last year, I had a word to focus my year and it didn’t work for me I forgot all about it and can’t remember what word I picked. I also had my 19 for 2019 list of things I wanted to do to bring more happiness into my life. That I did enjoy but it was a bit of a mammoth task.
A new year is an arbitrary date to start something new but there it something exciting about a fresh start, a new year, a blank page. I like to take the end of a year to reflect on what happened over the year, what worked, what I didn’t like and I like to think ahead to the next year to what I want to take forward, what I want to leave behind and what I want to change or add into my life.
Moving through this process over the past couple of weeks has been really useful for me. I’ve given myself a few goals, areas I want to work on in each part of my life. I have focused and detailed these in my own journaling but I’m going to share the headlines with you to give you an idea.
My 2020 areas of focus:
Self-care – To develop more consistent habits with meditation and movement
Work – To share more of my art with more people
University – To accept the flaws in the system and get the most out of the rest of the degree
Relationships – To be more present and give more energy to the important people in my life
Under each of these sections I have between 3-5 specific aims.
If you need a little guidance finding a where you want to focus your energy this year try answering these questions:
What were your greatest achievements in 2019?
What made you happiest in 2019?
If you could change something about 2019 what would it be?
What do you want more of in 2020?
What do you want to leave behind in 2019?
What might bring you more happiness in 2020?