It’s better late than never to get my 2023 intentions down on paper. I’ve been taking the first few weeks of January to really think HARD about these this year. I’ve been analyzing how my body has been feeling, what it needs from me, and how I can be better to myself so I’m better for the people around me.
And then it hit me. That’s exactly what I neglected on doing in 2022.
In 2022, my ego got ahead of me and I put my business before anything else, especially my body’s needs. I was running on fumes by the end of the year. I stopped working out and taking care of myself half way through. I had never done that before since I started on my mental health journey in 2014.
Things I’m proud of from 2022: the growth of my business, enrolling into therapy again, learning boundaries aren’t selfish, FINALLY listening to the red flags and removing myself from them, it was the most money I’ve ever made in my life. And I’m so proud of myself as a micro influencer, with less than 20k, to had worked for myself and gave myself the biggest raise of my life.
This year: as much as my ego loved the money, loved the business growth etc from 2022. My heart, body and soul were screaming at myself to love myself mid way through. Thank God I stopped and listened to my body the last three months. I want to improve my work-life balance. I want to take better care of myself so I can continue to be a better version of myself to my family, community, peers and job. And that’s what I’m bringing with me into 2023.
My 2023 Intentions. Not resolutions… Why? Resolutions set you up for failure. Setting up 378292 resolutions that you will implement on January 1st is hard. They are hard to keep. Theres too many changes and habits take time to implement. Intentions are a work in progress. They don’t promise that on January 1st you have to act and do all of your resolutions to perfection at the start of the year and continue to be that person for the rest of your life. With anything, everything takes practice to get from A to Z. Intentions aren’t there to beat yourself down if you don’t do your resolution for that day or week. It’s like meditating. You focus on your breath… but then sometimes a thought pops in your head and you forget about your breath. Do you beat yourself up over it? Absolutely not. You observe that thought and then focus back on your breath. It’s just like intentions. Some days you forget to do them, but the point is to work towards them to the best you can!
My 2023 Intentions:
-Morning Routine (supplements, meditation, journal)
-Stretch daily (yoga, MWH, simple stretches)
-Workout 4x a week
-Move the body daily (walks, stretch, pilates, MWH, gym etc)
-Workout class 1x a week (to be surrounded by like-minded individuals and encourage motivation)
-Home-cooked meals 5x a week (we are moving and our kitchen is really spacious!)… eating out 2x a week.
-Detoxing: dry brushing (1x a week to start), sauna and ice bath (4x a week when we get ours installed in our new home)
-Not touching the phone for the first 20 min (I’m an absolute work in progress on this one)
-Time blocking (need structure and time management in my day)
-Read before bed
-Watch more sunrises and sunsets
-Dedicate Sundays to church, cleaning, prepping, planning, and cooking
There is a theme to mine, mostly to do with self love and care. I’m craving routine, self love, structure and accountability. I’m hoping moving to a new home with so much space and less distractions will really help encourage these intentions to become habits again in my life.
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