And so 2022 is here and a new year has officially begun.
As with any year, I always like to share my goals or intentions. I don’t like to think of these as specific resolutions like ‘losing weight’ or ‘stop drinking soda,’ but more of guiding ideas to reflect on when living through this up-coming year. I want these to be the driving forces behind my thoughts, ideas, plans, decisions, etc. They’re not so specific as to force me into a box or make me feel guilty if I don’t “achieve” them and they’re what works best for me. So I hope you enjoy reading about my 2022 intentions and goal for a happier and healthier me.
Take better care of myself. (physically, mentally and spiritually)
For so many years I’ve struggled with this. It’s why it’s constantly on my intentions list, because each year I learn to grow towards making better decisions for myself. I constantly put other people before myself and this year I’m hoping to lessen that habit a bit more than I did last year.
I’ve also been struggling hardcore with my mental health and this has also led to less then healthy choices when it comes to myself. So this year I’m giving myself grace, but also trying my best to take better care of myself overall.
Find my own space. (both a physical space & within all areas of my life: career, relationships, social media, etc.)
Over the past few years, I’ve felt a little lost in the crowd of the world. I’ve seemed to have slipped inside myself and allowed myself to hide. I’ve become “comfortable” with everything around me and seemed to have lost my sense of ambition and drive and purpose. I want to find that again and really strive for finding the right space for myself – in a career, in friendships and relationships, in my social media presence, in where and how I choose to live physically, and in my own body. I want to take up space and I want to find my group, my place of belonging. I want to be on my way to thriving once again.
Create new relationships with people who inspire and uplift me & Cultivate deeper relationships with those who already inspire and uplift me.
This has a lot to do with my intension above. I really want to find my group. But not only that, I want to make sure I’m surrounding myself with those who inspire me and uplift me. All those sayings about “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” (Confucius) and “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” (Jim Rohn) have really started to weigh on me as I begin my thirties. I want to make sure that I have the support I need to achieve my goals and also the inspiration I need to be motivated to be more and do more. This is why the people I spend the most time with and those I choose to surround myself with are so important to my growth and happiness in life. So this year I’m really going to be evaluating this part of my life and working on it.
Spend more time in the small moments of life.
The past few years have been filled with loss and anxiety (and not just all from the pandemic). It has definitely made me reevaluate my everyday life and living. I want to make sure I’m savoring the small moments in life — that I’m slowing down, paying attention and giving time to things that I might not get back again.
Travel some place new.
This one is a little more specific, but I love to travel! So whether it’s some place local or some place far away, I’m hoping to explore some place new in 2022!
Spend more time doing things I love:
- & Cooking
All these things bring me joy and I need to be putting aside time to do them. That its. That’s the quote.
I hope you enjoyed getting an insight into my 2022 intentions! Maybe they inspired yours or maybe you related to mine or maybe neither. Either way, thank you for being here and giving me your time. Feel free to share your intentions, goals, words or questions below in the comments.
All the best to you and yours in 2022!
xx Nicole Lynn