Yes, it's getting closer, 2022. Have you thought about any New Year's resolutions? We have, and we think maybe it's better to think of the New Year's resolutions as intentions for the new year, rather than promises – what do you want to put your energy into? How do you want your year to be and what can you do yourself to get there? Here are some tips on how to think, or areas you can choose to focus on.
A choice for your physical health – is there a form of exercise you’ve been thinking about trying? Maybe more than one? Try a new one every month at your gym, or do it at home via Youtube. How about taking a walk a day? Or is this the year you quit smoking?
A choice for your mind – create a calming morning/evening routine or download a mindfulness app? Is there something you can do to feel a little less stress or anxiety around your schoolwork?
A choice for your social life – it’s been difficult to take care of friendships during the pandemic. Maybe you can find some creative ways to hang out with your friends this year?
A choice for order – to have things in order is calming for the mind, Marie Kondo has taught us that. Whether it's your wardrobe, outdoor gadgets, friends or decorations, make sure you have ones you really like and think about what you can do with the rest.
A choice for everyday life – is 2022 the year when the paper calendar makes a comeback? And you find a way to use it that gives you an overview and peace of mind? Or is it the year when you find a new hobby that makes Tuesdays a little more pleasant?
There you go! A bunch of things to reflect on before the new year. And hey, no one is making you do anything. Do what feels in your gut. And remember that you can definitely make choices that are not "you". A wise person (we unfortunately don’t know who it is), once said "it's your story – feel free to hit them with a plot twist whenever you like". Keep that in mind and have a wonderful New Year's weekend.
Talk again in 2022!