The past few months (see November and December) sitting and thinking through my hopes, goals, and intuitions for the coming month. Some concrete, goals to check, and some intentions more cerebral or nebulous, not necessarily achievable but important to my heart to try and and embody more. This month comes with so much weight, resolutions/new me talk, instead of that I am aiming to keep my January intuitions similar to my past two months. Important to me. Achievable. And personalized.
Some of my January Intentions are similar to months past, some new and scary. I’m feeling excited by my list. Ready to hang it above my desk and let it be a north star to my decision making.
I have yet to fully settle on a word for 2018, but I have a word for January. Unashamed. This applies to everything. I want to share without shame, fear or what my friends or family think of me for pursuing blogging and teaching. Unashamed in my body. And my movements. This also translates into; Dance More.
Sleep! This was a goal last month too, and it felt so good and important to my body. In bed. Everything off. 11pm at the latest.
More restorative yoga. Reading and learning more about Yin yoga (it’s SO interesting!) and implementing all of the restorative, cozy, and slowed down yoga. I lucked into all of the amazing bolsters (my fave prop!) in various sizes this Christmas so my propped and gentle yoga game will be out of this world.
Again. Remembering that hand on heart, deep breaths, Yoga can be enough. My deep slow breath. Thoughtful choices on my mat and off. It’s enough.
Ooof… I don’t want to even type this because it means it’s happening. NO SPEND JANUARY. I have two exceptions we’ll be making (that’ve planned for and already set the money aside) to do a dinner with some friends one night (tonight!) and a coffee break with a friend that I’m really looking forward to. Otherwise; no spend Jan is on. (I’ll write a whole post about what this actually means!)
Eating often. I’ve gotten into a poor habit in December of putting on breakfast too late, then lunch becomes diner, and then dinner becomes a weird 10pm bed snack. This month is all about prioritizing eating. Often. Well. And with lots of love.
Talk Less, Listen More. This one I suck at. And I want to start to really embrace this mentality.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo = make a (free) date night happen. Be thoughtful about prioritizing love languages.
Right along with Unashamed goes bake and cook more for fun! Whenever I get bogged into negative thinking about my body I stop baking. Because baking=weight gain? And I miss it. I love baking. I love experimenting in the kitchen. So some fun recipes will be happening.
Gah, this one feels terrifying to put out there. I want to plan a 3 hour workshop. I have a lot of topics in mind, but I need to get the actual gears going on a space, plan, and seeing if anyone wants to attend! SO scary. SO exciting!
Stick.With.My.Suppliments. I’ve started taking ashwaganda, vitamin D, and a probiotic daily and I want to keep up with this to see what the effects really are! And I think a month and a half is a fair amount of time to give something a go!
Teach a free in person class! I teach for free every Friday on IG (that’s another intention to keep up with!) but I want to host one in person this month!
Commit more. Go all in. With my friendships. Mothering. Marriage. AND Work!
20 Blog posts in the month of January. Friends, I have SO much to say. And I am excited to share more of it with you! This week I’m aiming to put out a post about No Spend January, a fun recipe, and one all about why I love my period cup!
Read and podcast for FUN. I sometimes only read/listen to podcasts that will help me with business/self help. I want some candy podcasts. And some page turner books. Ignite my brain in a new way!
Mama #1. First and foremost and always. Mama. As I really work on embracing all of these other facets of myself I don’t want to lose track at all of my motherhood. That my number one priority, decision making factor, and definer is Mama. Always.
Believe the money is out there. And go for it without fear. This is a goal I am brining over from December. And it’s serving me well, and opening me up to going after new and important work!
Start to think about Fall. School decisions for next year. Do I want to work more? What would that look like? Homeschool. Mom. Teacher. Writer. Look ahead to see what I want it to be like in a few months. Start taking those steps now.
And again. Set my goals without shame. Unashamed Goal Setting. And… in case that list above doesn’t show that I am DOING that… read again.
Here we go January. Ready, excited, grace-filled, and hopeful. I’ve got a lot of energy to greet this month with and I couldn’t feel more ready to see what comes!