2020 came so quickly – how can it possibly be the year 2020? I can distinctly remember ringing in the year 2000; I’ll admit I didn’t go buy bread or water before that New Year’s, but I do remember having a little apprehension of what our world might look like as we entered a new era.
Fast forward 20 years, and to be truthful, I haven’t put a lot of thought into any new resolutions this year. I did spend some time creating goals for work and a few personal achievements I’d like to accomplish.
Fortunately, I recently found myself given the opportunity to spend more time than I had planned practicing yoga. My takeaways have not just been physical gains (stretching, better posture, and strength). One instructor led with the knowledge that everyone is busy, and we don’t have time to get everything done. Yet the truth is, we all have the time; we need to take it. We are human BEINGS, not human doings, so trusting ourselves to take time to just BE really resonated with me. I’m guilty of creating a list and marking items off as quickly as possible; in doing so, am I allowing myself to take time to determine if the items make sense? Am I permitting myself time to think and try to solve any questions that I often quickly ask of others? Can I slow down?
The idea of setting an intention at the beginning of each yoga practice also allowed me to think about intentions for the year in front of us. An intention is different than a goal. A goal is looking toward a result – it’s pass/fail. An intention is in the present, now. Simple intentions I plan for 2020 include: drink more water, remember/help those in need, find balance, embrace change, allow myself to be vulnerable, and use my strengths daily to develop the good in others.
Lastly, I want to be more intentional with my time in general. I want clarity and the ability to focus specifically on the task at hand. I find if I can slice out time for my family, work, exercise, meditation, cooking, and friendships each day, I feel complete, and that is my aim for 2020.
Find your JoyPower each day and be in the moment. We are ready for you, 2020!