Intentions planned on 1st Jan = 11
Intentions that are continuing = 5 (ok….4)
Hands up who finds the whole New Year, New Start thing a little tedious. And yet, we seem drawn to pushing ourselves and jumping on that bandwagon.
On 1st January, I created a little 1 page spread in my planner documenting the 11 intentions I wanted to stick to this year.
Maybe 11 was too many to start with but I, nonetheless, bounded out of bed on 2nd January with gusto to start my fresh routine and make 2019 the year of a new me!
Days 2 – 5 went well – I drank lots of water, I walked a lot, I read quite a bit and I made some plans for my blog
Day 6 – I forgot to drink water
Day 7 – I forgot to take my book for the train journey
Day 8 – I fell asleep on the sofa at 8pm
Day 9 – I finally sat down with a gluestick and some paper and created something
Day 10 – I sat absorbed watching Manhunt
Day 11 – I was too hungry to try and be healthy
So, some of you may read this and think I have no handle on my intentions and I can’t hold down a habit for longer than 24 hours. An accurate assumption to make….but….I see the above as a true reflection of what intentions are about.
Some days, I won’t do any of what I’ve set out to achieve. Other days, I’ll do it all. As a mum of 1 and working full time, I’ve learnt that this is ok. I still pat myself on the back even if the only thing I have managed that day is read the news.
Don’t let the expectation from social media make you think you’ve failed if your ability to hold down intentions every day gets bulldozed by life. That’s just how we roll!
What intentions/resolutions have you made this year?
Love Hannah x