Each new year, I feel both inspired and overwhelmed. This year, I signed up for online courses on decluttering, minimalism and mindfulness. It's no wonder it starts to feel like too much on day 3!
So, I've had to step back and remind myself that just because we've turned the page in the calendar or started a new journal, fresh and ready for the "new and improved" person we'll aim to be, there's no reason to look at this as an "all or nothing" type of living.
I think to myself, what do I WANT, instead of, what do I need to change about myself and my habits? So, instead of saying, I need to stop buying so many coffees while I'm out and about, I reframe it as, I want to brew more coffee at home, both to save money and reduce the waste from buying a coffee in a to-go cup.
This year, I've decided to write a letter a day. I'm calling it my #yearofcorrespondence and it's a goal that feels right, right now. I'm three days in, and while I don't know what my guidelines will be as I continue, I anticipate I will write and mail off the letter or postcard on the daily. Originally, when I contemplated a daily writing habit, I thought maybe it'd be a #yearofgratitude, but I started considering that maybe I wouldn't authentically feel gratitude and feel called to write about it. So, instead, I thought about my goal and that was to write a letter (or postcard) every day this year. If you want to be included in this, send me your address! I have 362 days left to write!
This new year will not result in a new you. You will still be you, and that is wonderful!