Good intentions…

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It’s a gorgeous day-after-first-day-of-the-year and I’m feeling energized – I hope you are too. I intend to ride this pony until it disintegrates mid-gallop because the year just ended was an energy-suck of colossal proportions and I have catching up to do.

There are two kinds of people in the world – those who make resolutions and those who keep them. I tend to fall into the first classification, so this year I’m intentionally not making any promises. Instead I’m playing around with a short list from a blog piece I bookmarked and now can’t find. Fortunately I saved the list itself to a safer place:

  1. Choose a word of the year
  2. Set a mindful intention
  3. Keep a diary
  4. Persist

The first step is hard because there are SO MANY WORDS. I’ve been trying some on for size but haven’t picked a finalist yet.

Setting a mindful intention is easier – I know what I want to accomplish in the next year and have been saying it out loud, but only to myself, because sometimes verbalizing to other people sets all kinds of expectations in motion and who needs the guilt.

In another lifetime I kept a handwritten diary and filled years’ worth of notebooks with my thoughts. I could pick up the habit again. Might happen.

The fourth point is crucial so it helps to remember that resting when you need to is preferable to quitting.

It’s a simple list but we all know that some of the simplest things in life are the most difficult, so we’ll see what 2018 brings to us and what we do with it. I wish you all success in your intentions – want to meet back here in 2019 and compare notes?

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maureenjenner
    Jan 07, 2018 @ 10:53:24

    The diary is essential for me – a collection of moments so each day can be recalled at any time in the future. Cathartic because I can say what I think without hurting anyone; it gives me time to ‘cool-down’ and think. Very necessary sometimes.

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  2. Sheldon
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 07:52:52

    Number 4 seems to be the solution to number 1. Just suggestin.

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    • Judy Smith
      Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:01:35

      My first thought, Sheldon, so I think we have a winner. I dismissed it off the top because it seemed like cheating or something. I do love the motto SHE PERSISTED. Thanks for the mirror this morning – sometimes things are a little too close for accurate interpretation.

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  3. ozantm
    Jan 03, 2018 @ 08:39:08

    I agree, verbalizing something always tends to ruin it.

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  4. AuntB
    Jan 02, 2018 @ 17:19:04

    Another one wish I had written.

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