Hello world, hello 2020. It’s been a minute since I was last around these parts. While I missed it, it was hard to come back when my attention had to be elsewhere. I won’t get into it, but with a new year here it’s time to make time for everything I want, and more.
How are you entering the new year? Are you setting goals or perhaps just being spontaneous? For myself I’ve decided to have an overarching theme for the year: to be more intentional. I want a lot of what I decide to do to lean back towards what this means: have a purpose; have a specific reason.
What exactly is being intentional? Here are some mental notes that I had floating around:
- Be more mindful of what I share online – I want to aspire others to be inspired to push for their dreams.
- Re-discover my passions, because over the years I’ve become content and I’d love for more than anything to have the drive and commitment I had when I was 16, 17 and 18 years old.
- Save more, spend wise.
- Consume content on a more regular basis where I find a takeaway from the articles, lists, books and videos I come into contact with.
- Be healthier: mentally and physically. We need to make ourselves a priority.
To be honest, this really is the tip of the iceberg but the overall idea is to get back to a space of constant inspiration and growth. I say this often, but I’m not getting younger, so as the years go by I’ve realised the importance of becoming more conscious of how I go about things. Have I put much effort before into this? Minimal I’d say, but there’s no time like the presence to choose to focus more.
Becoming more intentional sees that I find strong reasoning to pursue any of the above points and others. Answering the questions of how and why I want to do something allows me to reflect on if it’s a worthwhile allocation of my time.
With that, I hope you’ve also given some thought about how you’d like to see 2020 play out. Whether it’s small steps or improvement or far bigger goals, I hope you reach the end of the year content, happy and proud. All the best for the next year – which also happens to be a leap year!