I had planned a nice blog post yesterday (New Year's Day) following the "begin as you mean to go on" theme of the new year. But. My cold took a nasty turn for the irritating-and-tedious, and I do NOT mean to go on in that way at all.
So I took the day off -- and thought about my intentions for the new year instead.
Each year, on New Year's Day, I sit down with my journal and I write out a list of "intentions" for the coming year. My list is very free-form -- but I do have two rules: Each intention I list must (1) have only two (or three) words, and (2) must be an action.
Once I get my initial list finished (this year I started with 29 two-word intentions on my list), I let it percolate for awhile . . . before paring it down to a shorter, "master" list of intentions. (I usually find that themes bubble up -- and I can create a final list that encompasses all of the my original intentions.)
Here is my list of intentions for 2015:
- Pay attention.
- Look inside.
- Jump in.
- Stretch and bend.
- Make a mess.
- Trust yourself.
- Risk it.
- Get lost.
- Pack lightly.
- Freshen up.
These intentions will serve me well through 2015 . . . as I focus on my One Little Word:
It should be an interesting adventure!