I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.
We were just going to be hanging out at home but ended up getting invited next door along with another set of neighbours. It was a great evening. We started off by playing some Uno Extreme. A fun version of the classic game of Uno that the kids got for Christmas this year. Afterwards, we ate and ate some more. The kids went and played, and considering there weren’t any other children present they were awesome. I’m so proud of them. Meanwhile, we adults stayed in the kitchen talking.
At midnight, we moved to the living room, drank some champagne and rung in the new year. Talk briefly turned to resolutions. One person’s list was fairly long which, actually, made me sad. Yes, it’s valuable to look to the future and set goals, but I don’t think it’s good for us to focus only on what we want to change about ourselves. Looking back on the year and acknowledging our accomplishments is just as valuable. In a way a long list of resolutions just feels like I’m beating up on myself. Especially, if I don’t succeed at fulfilling them.
I prefer to make intentions. Maybe it’s just semantics but the word “intention” feels different to me. Stronger.
I intend to keep focused and maintain a productive daily homeschool routine.
Intentions, actually, are something I like to do on a daily basis. How do I intend to create my day? When I do this I find my day goes smoothly and productively. It’s not that my days are always bad when I don’t set out my intentions, I just tend to spend my time more re-actively rather than pro-actively.
Hey! Here’s a good beginning of the year intention:
I intend to set intentions daily for what I – uh – intend to occur…intentionally.
Hmmmm. Too much?? 😉