This year instead of setting resolutions that I break quickly leading to frustration, negativity and disappointment I am creating intentions or themes for this year.
My number one theme for this year is Self Love. I often hear people talk about 'self love' and I think silently - yeah, yeah, I love myself all right! This is not about looking myself in the mirror professing my love for myself or leaving notes around with self love on them. This is about taking action that demonstates my self love - you know that action speaks louder than words!
This all came to me when I was at the dentist a few weeks ago. I am not the best at flossing etc so I have some gum disease that can improve with better home care and more frequent visits to the dentist. I decided I want to take better care of my teeth and gums with an improved daily regime and that led to the thought that I want to take better care of myself overall. This translates to me as self love.
I have put on weight and I am unhappy with that so naturally part of my self love intention is to release the weight. I am not good at drinking water or I should say drinking enough water and I know the importance of water so another aspect of showing myself love is to keep myself well hydrated.
I have gotten sluggish over the last few months and I want to feel fit, strong and limber so exercise, stretching and yoga are part of my self love as well. Other aspects of my self love intention include taking time regularly to meditate, reading inspiring and motivating books daily(5 or 10 minutes is enough) and taking time for reflection.
I am excited that I have a new found love for myself and look forward to showing it to myself with healthy living actions. I give myself permission to make mistakes and not be perfect as I continue to move towards self love and maintain it as my theme for the year.
What is your theme or intention for this year?