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The More/Less Approach to Your New Year’s Resolutions

LOCATION:  New York, New York

New Year’s Eve has already come and gone, but it’s never too late to set those goals and take 2019 head on…right?

To be honest, I’ve always felt this sense of pressure that I put on myself when the new year rolls around about what I want those “resolutions/goals/investments/manifestations” to be. I’ve always been the kind of person who sets intentions for myself daily, I make goals monthly – weekly for that matter. I even manifest my thoughts when I write. So I can’t help but ask myself why we all feel the need to define all of the things we want to do in a year into one concise paragraph once a certain date comes? Suddenly, I felt guilty not only for not wanting to write down my goals, but also guilty for wondering if I was the only person who felt this way!

So in an effort to figure out this looming sense of being overwhelmed by a simple set of New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do a little self reflecting in the form of writing, taking morning meditation walks, and reading a few of my favorite go-to sites to help feel inspired. And then I found it…

An article on The Cut, the Editor’s Letter to be specific, seemed to define the way I was feeling and resolve all of my uneasy feelings in one swift moment. It wasn’t about setting unrealistic goals for yourself that we’d forget about a month into the new year. It was simply about making a list. A list, in column form, with two headers; MORE & LESS.

The more/less approach to the new year seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. So while I wasn’t originally setting out to write a post declaring my “New Year’s Resolutions,” I inadvertently am because I know if I am feeling this way, someone of you out there may be as well. And I just had to share this simple approach that I found so refreshing!

After all, there’s always room to grow, and what better time than now to start doing more of what you want and less of what you don’t want? Here’s my More/Less list. I’d love to see yours in the comment section!

MORE

Meditation
Yoga
Healthy eating choices
Time with friends and family
Envisioning
Creative projects
Acceptance
Writing
Exploring
Appreciation

LESS

Complaining
Being jaded
Comparison
Procrastinating
Excuses
Defensiveness

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