“The surest way to simplify your life is to focus on what matters most.”
~Truthbomb, Danielle LaPorte
A new year, a new start and it’s time to declare those goals, intentions, resolutions or whatever you may call them.
I love this part of a new year, I’ve got my Desire Map Weekly Planner primed, pen poised and thoughts ready to flow.
And then it happened, I got absolutely NOTHING! Not a goal I wanted to reach, intention I wanted to set or anything. I was completely stuck which is definitely not me.
So I took a deep breath, walked around the house a little and then a thought popped into my head. “Keep your intentions simple, only two words” is what I heard. No long winded declaration, no long laundry list of things to accomplish. Nope, three short two word intentions. Easy and to the point.
With these simple two word intentions I know that each month I can revise, review and start over with each one if the need arises. Usually once the goal/intention is set, we start to believe that it’s written in stone and it can’t be altered in anyway. This is where things start to break down for a lot of us, we set those intentions/goals at the beginning of a new year and by the end of January all of them are broken and it feels like everything is undone. So we throw in the towel and give up for the next 11 months.
By keeping things simple, two or three words with the understanding that each month as you evolve things will change then you don’t have to ditch your goals/intentions.
So for 2016, keep it short, simple and to the point. Big project? Then make that your only focus and adjust accordingly month to month. Got a bunch of stuff you want to accomplish? Again, par it down to 3 or 4 things using only 2 or 3 words. Get creative with it and feel okay if you mark through it or add to it later on.
Let go and be driven only by what feels right to you in the moment. See if keeping it simple for 2016 is a better fit for you and your goals.
Here’s to a clean slate of a year that we can write our story all over, again and again. Let’s celebrate together the simplicity of this coming year and this is where I’m going to start:
(1) Save More
(2) Go More
(3) Write More
(4) And let my Spirit fly! (this is a declaration for my 3 intentions)
Share the “love” of this post with someone in your life that needs more simplicity in 2016!