My 2011 Intentions
Instead of another post about how to launch a new year (there are enough already), I’m sharing my personal new year intentions instead.
When I asked this morning what I wanted to commit to in 2011 (if anything), here’s what I got. This year, I intend:
No workouts. I promise not to do one single workout just for the sake of a workout. I do promise to have fun moving my body when and how I feel inspiration for it.
(And not because I’m supposed to or in order to change anything; but rather simply because it feels good. And if it doesn’t, I won’t.)
No eating rules. I promise not to eat a single thing because it’s good for me, but rather to let enjoyment lead the way to and through each and every meal. I will listen to what this body wants and do my best to honor it.
(And I also promise to enjoy every single bite of chocolate all year long.)
New metrics. I intend to focus less on the numbers (revenue, traffic, subscribers, sales) and more on what really matters to me: connections, impact, enjoyment.
Speak up. I promise to continue speaking my mind, even when it’s not popular. (And I intend to get even better at being true to myself, not just ruled by rebellious tendencies.)
Body love. I promise to practice even more appreciation and love for this amazing body carrying me through this stunningly fantastic world.
People love. I intend to love my fellow creators like they deserve to be loved – fully and unconditionally – starting with the guy I make my home with. (Oh wait, I’m starting with my self and my body first, but he’s right up there, too.)
Contrast love. I intend to let other people’s contrast be theirs and not be bothered when mine isn’t theirs. (Sometimes I try to convince others to get upset with me; no more of that.) I intend to get even better at leveraging my contrast, to enjoy the dips and valleys and get back to an even sweeter sweet spot than it was pre-contrast.
Fueled by inspiration. I promise to act even faster on inspiration, and question that inspiration much much less. I promise to follow the whispers (along with the shouts) of my heart.
Life love. I intend to enjoy being me and crafting this gift of a life. I will enjoy seeking out more new ideas, information, perspectives and things (and movies and books and music and food and scenery) – enhancing my growth and expansion. I intend to laugh more often (and maybe even louder) than ever before. I intend to love this life like I won the lottery to be here. And I intend to find more reasons and excuses to love this world.
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With that, I have to say … I feel another fabulous year in store! 🙂
Here’s to 2011 and all the delicious things we will do with it!
If you care to share your intentions or resolutions for the new year, you know I’d love to hear them …