Goodbye 2012, hello 2013!
We made it! The holidays are almost over and did not eat us alive. How are you, half chewed? It kind of feels like that over here. But alas, we are all here and ready to embark on our new journeys in 2013. Are you the resolution types? I try to make a resolution each year; but, by the end of the year, I can never remember what I resolved to do at the beginning of the year. I was about to do the same thing for 2013 when one of my yoga instructors mentioned a different way to approach “resolutions.” “Take the same approach to your ‘resolution’ as you do for each yoga class – set an intention. This way, you start off with the right mindset in the new year.” Love it.
The way I see it, intentions are the small steps toward your overall resolution. So, if you set both a resolution (or more) and intentions, you might be more likely to achieve your resolution for the year. With that said, my resolution and intentions for the new year? I want to have a better quality of life and improve the lives of the people I interact with (even if only by offering a smile instead of none at all). To achieve this resolution, I intend to draw every day; drawing, even if it’s a small doodle, will help with my creativity and happiness. I intend to start volunteering again, I’ve taken a long enough hiatus from the volunteer world. I start training for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in January. I intend to re-commit to yoga; to feel better both mentally and physically, I have to stop making excuses and get my butt to the studio. My studio is doing a 40-day revolution starting on the 8th. I may not be able to participate officially this time around, but I plan to do my own “40 days” – going to yoga at least 6 times a week during those 40 days. Hopefully habit will kick in at the end of the 40 days and keep me going to the studio frequently long after the 40 days are up. So, there you have it, those are my intentions and resolution for the year.
Tell me, what are your resolutions and intentions for 2013? I’d love to hear them! If you’re going to be out celebrating tonight, please be careful and have fun!