Getting Ready for the New Year
Monday, December 16, 2019
I'm really excited about my plans for the New Year.
It's going to be a Depth Year, a year of focus and clear thinking, and a year of release.
I've spoken of a Depth Year in a previous blog. But to summarize, it's a year of going deeper into what you already own and your relationships instead of increasing or going "wider." For example, to not buy anything new that is not a necessity. For me, that's no new books, no new stationery items, no new decorations, "toys" and so forth and to use up and read what I already have. My mantra in this will be "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without."
It's also a year to go deeper with relationships, spending more time with loved ones. For me that includes implementing family game nights again (it's been years) and family dinner nights (so many different schedules.) Maybe even a family vacation if we can swing it!
My word of the year is Release.
I have so much to release... possessions, fears (lots of subheadings under this category), fat, bad habits, guilt/shame, comparisons, doubts, unrealistic expectations, and the list just goes on. I know it's not going to happen suddenly, it will be a continual work in progress. I will be focusing on releasing possessions, fears, bad habits and fat this year.
Which leads me to the part about clear thinking and focus. It is the year 2020 after all. :)
So implementing the clear thinking leads to realistic plans to do all of this going deeper and releasing... :) I will start simple. The first 3 goals I set are: reading books from my own shelves, 2 per month, finishing the remodel of my bathroom and cleaning out my closet and reorganizing/remodeling it by the end of January, and getting back to my keto way of eating by meal planning and shopping only from lists.
I have also implemented guidelines for myself on what I can and cannot spend money on. All of this I am tracking in my bullet journal.
This is going to be an amazing year.