It’s a new year and an opportunity to approach the next 365 days (or, 352 since we’re nearly two weeks in) from the place of a fresh start and renewal. Not that anyone needs a calendar to dictate when they can make a fresh start but the new year does lend itself pretty nicely to it.
For the past few years, I’ve chosen a word of the year. And, while I’m not yet ready to share my word of the year + intention (post in-progress), I have been diligently creating a few goals for the year — one of which, to probably no one’s surprise, centers on reading (post also in-progress). The other is the topic of this post.
I’ve chosen a different goal each month to focus on + complete for 30 days. There are no expectations as it relates to time commitment or quantity (as long as it’s at least one, whether that be item, second minute, etc.) — simply do the thing each day for a month (give or take on the 30 days, depending upon the month).
Luckily, the hubs and I had already made a commitment to cut sugar starting on January 1 (similar to last year), so I’m well on my way to the first goal. Here’s what the lineup looks like for the year:
- January: sugar-free
- February: move
- March: meditate
- April: read
- May: reduce + remove from household
- June: gratitude
- July: kindness (self or others)
- August: journal
- September: no spend
- October: alcohol-free
- November: write
- December: yoga