My 2019 Mood
I’ve spent far too much time feeling anxious. I talk about this often. I can no longer accept that kind of lifestyle, allowing it to overpower me, as I approach change and new challenges. I have a much clearer vision of what I want my life to feel and look like. Soft fabrics, warm air, balance, more joy and less emotional turmoil. Farewell lame excuses and procrastination, you’ve been a curse disguised as all things comfortable and non-challenging. I’ve been brave in the past, but today I have more courage than ever before.
2018 tested me in perspective-changing ways and I’m grateful. The lessons I learned will help me with my intentions for this new year. Cheers to getting the life I want.
I will have stronger relationships (of all kinds) by having better conversations, planning more memorable activities and checking in with key people in my life more frequently. I am also dismissing the idea that my value is dependent on the number of friends I have. It’s much more important to have meaningful friendships, even if that means I have fewer people around me.
I will be more mindful of my health. My body and mind went through a few nerve-racking things in 2018, all of which luckily ended up being much less serious than what the tests were for. Nonetheless, I want to practice taking more preventive measures, meaning I need to eat, hydrate and exercise better. I also need to find a dentist and eye doctor in Los Angeles. As of last May when I turned 26, I can no longer see my Bay Area doctors during visits with my family, and I’ve been putting off the LA search for way too long. No more excuses, right?
I will own less. The quantity of items in my closets, in my drawers and on display will decrease, and what I will keep or purchase in the future will be more valuable in quality. The KonMari method is achievable.
I will both work hard and listen to my body when it’s time to rest. Experiencing burn out really puts a damper on any success. I rather have enough energy to celebrate my accomplishments instead of lying in bed sick like I currently am as I write this. 2018 really couldn’t let me go before hitting me with a 3+ week-long cold. Time to stop ignoring warning signs.
The beauty in setting goals is that they can change throughout the year as I grow and my values continue to develop. Are any of your 2019 intentions similar to mine? Let’s chat in the comment section about why and how we’re going to achieve them. Scroll towards the bottom of this post for a little mood board I put together from Pinterest images.