how has the first full week of the year AND DECADE been treating you, babe? i hope you’re starting out on the right foot! i’m happy to report that my first few days of the new year have been going GREAT.
like everyone else, i tend to reflect on the past year during these beginning days of the new year. i would say that i’ve been looking back on the past decade too, but since 2010 i’ve been through all of high school, four years of college, and two years of adulting. there’s a lot to reflect on. let’s just say 23 year old em has grown SO MUCH since being 14 year old em.
last year was an interesting one to say the least. it was full of BIG life changes. but i’d be lying if i said all those changes came easy. toss in personal struggles, some mega growth, and learning to manage work/blog/life balance and i’ve got myself a year that falls somewhere around interesting.
ENOUGH about that though. SO 2019. onto my 2020 anti-resolutions & intentions!
in case you’ve missed previous new years posts, i’ve been listing anti-resolutions for a couple years now. instead, i come up with a few meaningful new year’s INTENTIONS i want to put full effort towards that year.
2020 ANTI-RESOLUTIONS & INTENTIONS:
get back in an exercise routine
y’all i really feel like i fell off the wagon for the last half of 2019. i used to LOVE working out. i looked forward to it every day, and i’m determined to get back to that. this is the year i workout because i WANT to, not because i feel i NEED to.
practice self care
i’m not just talking about face masks and bubble baths. we’re talkin’ less screen time, taking time for myself, read (or listen to) a good book, and completing a devotional study this year. oh, and therapy. to be totally transparent with you, i’ve been seeing a therapist for month now and it is so refreshing. there will absolutely be more of that in 2020!
save. save. save.
last year i admitted how horrible i was with money and that i wanted to get better at managing the money i had. WELL, i’m here to report that i have gotten MUCH better at that. adulting makes that happen real quick. this year, though, i want to really focus on SAVING as much as possible.
be happy. be content. be present.
i’ve had this on my new year’s intention list for the past two years, and it
is still will always be relevant.
this intention is pretty self-explanatory. i want to keep being consistently happy..with myself, with my life and being content with where i’m at in God’s plan for me. lastly, being present in the moment. every day is not like the last and won’t be the same as tomorrow. cherish every moment. be intentional with your words. know that He is enough.
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