It’s a new year. Most if not all of us feel the need to evaluate our lives every time the ball drops at midnight. I am no exception. What comes to mind? Resolutions. That word is so strong, so permanent, so resolute. It occurs to me my life has never been that secure, that sure, that permanent. Are any of our lives really that way? My life changes day to day. There is rain and sun, challenges and triumphs, good news and bad news, sometimes all in one morning. No, resolutions are not for me. I need more flexibility than that. Intentions. Intentions are more my style. I can have my best life visualized, I can intend to be kind to myself, I can intend to be kinder to others, even to those who are not on my side, I can intend to be more in the moment, more accepting of life. Intentions can become reality, but also allow for those days and moments when I won’t measure up. When I lose my cool, when I am definitely NOT my best self. Instead of going down the rabbit hole of self- shame because I didn’t measure up, intentions allow me the understanding that it’s an ongoing process. That is the key. You don’t fail an intention. You just keep trying toward it. Intentions even get stronger especially when you misstep but still keep going. Some days you will trip, some you will trod, some you will walk, and some you will have the wind in your hair as you run. How exhilarating!
So one intention for me for 2016. Take a day off. For the past three- years I have worked almost everyday, even on vacations. What I know for sure is if I keep this up, I won’t be any good to anyone. So it’s my intention to take one day a week. Sunday is Now MY day, for whatever and wherever my whims take me. I stand a better chance of being my best self on the other days if I take one day for me. I know you might be in a panic we will lose Super Soul Sunday every other week, we won’t cause I’m making it Super Soul Saturday!! Every other week on Saturday 9:30 AM I will rock Super Soul with you!
As we move forward together, I challenge you to set your own intentions. And I hope one of them is to take a day for you. One day where YOU come first. You may stay in bed, read a book, choose a hike or a movie. Life needs joy to expand. You work hard. Now take a day to be joyful and celebrate the fruits of your labor. Why are we working so hard, if we don’t experience the joy???