January 09, 2020
Welcome to a new decade! I always take time at the new year to reflect on the year past. It’s helpful to understand what worked well and what didn’t. What challenges did I overcome? What could I have done better?
I write about my intentions - what I want to be true in my life the day before I die (spiritually, physically, family, career, my contribution to the world). Then I work backwards: what are my intentions for my life in 25 years, in 10 years, in 5 years, 3 years, 1 year, 3 months, 1 month, this week, tomorrow, today.
My kids make fun of me. The benefit is that what I’m doing today is tied to what I ultimately want my life to be about.
My first ambition is to live in peace and harmony. I don’t know about you, weekday mornings can be a shitshow, particularly with a groggy and grumpy teen. It made me start thinking about what I could to make my life easier and bring more joy into these early hours. I’m starting to do more preparation the night before (Anya’s lunch box filled with not one, but two packs of Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini). I’m also giving up this idea of sitting down to a nicely prepared meal of pancakes and sausage. Why does this ideal still exist? It couldn’t be farther from the truth. We’re all running around trying to get out the door! I’m also starting to pack Farm&Oven in my glove compartment for those days when breakfast is truly on-the-go and I need to get some nutritious and delicious into my belly.
I’m also about making my life easier this year. There seems to be this conception that only if you work extremely hard does success come your way. Why does that ideology exist? (Thanks, Puritans.) I’m starting my year creating subscriptions on almost all of the household items so that making sure everyone has what they need is on autopilot. Of course I’m also creating a Farm&Oven subscription order. We seem to go through these boxes like water and it’s really helpful to have them on hand. My 16-year-old hasn’t seemed to completely outgrow her picky eating habits and it allows me peace of mind when I see her eating our delicious mini-muffins packed full of veggies.
What resolutions have you set for yourself this year? Could you shift them into intentions that connect with what you want your life to ultimately be? For example, instead of resolving to lose 10 pounds or stick to a stringent diet, maybe it’s about trying to eat healthier. Instead of trying to hit a certain financial goal, perhaps it’s about attracting new opportunities and new clients that align with your moral code.
Whatever you decide to set your focus on this year, I hope it brings you happiness, joy and fulfillment. I love the excitement 2020 seems to bring and I’m greeting this new year with curiosity and an open mind. Join me in the grand, magical flow of life!
Speaking of subscriptions, I'm offering an EXTRA 30% off your first subscription order (That's a total of 40% off the retail price). You are free to cancel at anytime. Give yourself the gift of ease this year. Happy 2020!
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