With the New Year often comes a list of resolutions or goals – maybe over a glass of wine on New Years Eve, or recorded on the first page of a fresh new diary (I seem to have SO many diaries with 5 pages used and the rest blank!)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a BIG believer of goal setting, dreaming and planning. I love sharing big epic plans with loved ones and it’s even better when we manage to make them happen. I believe that if you have no idea of where you’re headed, it’s impossible to stay on track.
I love the New Year and that fresh start feeling. I know many of you don’t like to set resolutions at the New Year, but something about reconnecting with my goals on the 1st of the 1st gets me excited and it works in well with the quarters that I use to organise my life and business. For the last three years, I have worried less about setting a list of short and long-term goals and have focussed more on a ‘theme’ or intention for the year. For me, 2018 was about New Growth and with a new baby, established kitchen garden and exciting business venture, it’s rewarding to look back and celebrate the wins. More than anything, observing 6 months of baby Jackson’s new life has solidified how fast time flies and the importance of doing more of what you love – less out of habit and more out of intent.
I haven’t yet locked down my intention for 2019, but I love that the New Year is an excuse to take some time to re-connect personally and also with my loved ones to make sure that my daily actions are aligned with the path I want to walk and the story I want to write. A theme or intention can remind us of the values that are important, and sometimes allow us to see where we may be loosing sight of the bigger picture (like wasting time in the insta-abyss, am I right!?)
Part of the process for me is to re-asses my values, main focus points and also to reflect on my day-to-day actions. I do this every year at the YEAR BY DESIGN event that we host at Workshop Gym. At this event, we discuss intentions and values over vino and snacks while getting creative and kicking off the year’s vision board. Really though, it’s a chance to get together in person (and offline!) for some cheeky drinks, delicious food and crafty goodness.
In 2019, YEAR BY DESIGN will be held on the evening of Friday 1st February – save the date and stay tuned for early bird ticket release coming soon. If you don’t want to miss out, jump on our email list here.
Do you like to set an intention or theme for the year?