Kicking Off Intentional Living

Good morning, friends!

I haven’t been awake that long; we managed to stay up well past the Duncannon Sled Drop and watch a few more episodes of Stargate: SG-1 (I’m obsessed, to say the least) before I tucked myself into Tyler’s shoulder and said “I’m going to fall asleep now” (it was 2 A.M.!).

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This is the first year in at least my adult life (and definitely my late teenage years) that I’m not setting a weight-loss goal. I did write down some other goals, but none of them are S.M.A.R.T. goals (something I would never have done in the past, either… unmeasureable goals?! WAT) and I feel SO good about it. I might not even have written down goals for 2020, but I decided that in general I want to write more (for myself, being a content writer for a living means I write plenty) so I picked up the 52 Lists Project that my mom got my Christmas last year:

The 52 Lists Projects is a year of weekly journaling inspiration by Moorea Seal.

The first journal prompt? You guessed it: your goals for the year. You can actually start this journal at any time of year, as it’s broken down into seasons. I’m definitely a fan of starting in the New Year, but feel a little silly knowing I waited for no reason (*shrug*). I’ve decided that I’m not going to look ahead at the prompts; I’ll wait and see what each week brings with my Sunday-morning coffee.

Another one of my goals is to cultivate a gratitude-based existence; I have SO much to be grateful for everyday, but it is SO easy to get overwhelmed by the negative and neglect the positive. I ordered the Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal from Pretty Simple Books and started using it this morning. It has daily spaces for writing what you’re grateful for, and each week is accompanied by inspirational quotes (plus there is beautiful word art, and if you’re like me, you’ll probably end up coloring in this journal, too):

The Good Days Start with Gratitude Journal is filled with spaces to use daily to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

Did you set any goals for 2020? What are they? I’d love to know and help encourage you! Leave a comment here or message me on IG to connect 🙂