I was surprised by the power of writing “In 2019 I will…” at the top of a blank page and letting it sit there by itself for a few moments. As I stared at the words and all of the blank space below, I brainstormed what I wanted to write, who I wanted to be and what I wanted to accomplish in this new year.
The image of these words at the top of a blank page made me feel hopeful and full of possibility. Beginning each bullet point on my list with “I will…” was empowering; it emphasized just how much influence I have through my thoughts, actions and behavior to support the life I am trying to create. Once I started writing things down, the list flowed so freely, more so than I had anticipated.
This exercise was both insightful and deeply satisfying for my list-loving soul. If you like lists or want to get clear on your vision for 2019, I highly recommend you put on a good playlist, pull out a notebook, and give yourself 10-15 minutes to sit and brain dump like this! There is something so powerful about putting your intentions onto paper. Writing them into reality. Authoring your story, your life.
*p.s. you don’t have to do this at the beginning of January. Do it today, tomorrow, or in April. It’s the intention that matters.
Below is the list that I came up with. I’m so excited to work on actionable steps to bring these intentions to life and continue growing, learning, sharing and connecting. Happy 2019!
In 2019 I will…
Navigate life with greater grace and ease
Be an instrument of love every day, creating ripples of kindness and warmth
Attach less weight to the words of doctors, remind myself often that I know what to do
Worry less about what other people think
Live my life right now, less waiting until I’m “better”, and more working with where I am
Take more big belly breaths
Know deeply that I am only responsible for me; continue to work on energetic boundaries and loving without feeling responsible for others’ happiness
Keep meditating. The more I do it, the better I feel. ♀️
Continue defining my joy list and make it a priority to do the things that make me feel grateful to be alive
Lower my reactivity over the little things, use breath as a tool to pause before reacting
Continue to share authentically and grow Mindful Migraine (even when it feels scary!)
Heal strategically; one day at a time. Little changes add up to to big results.
Release fears about my health; it can, will and is all working out
I share each step along my road to wellness and healing and hope that in doing so I can inspire you along your own path. Thank you so much for being here.