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12 Months of Challenges

I'm such a gemini for this...

I've been stuck in two minds about this whole resolutions thing. I definitely don't want to tell anyone how to live their life because I think we're doing pretty well. We made it this far - we could all use a pat on the back for that. I'd even go so far as to suggest you name 3 things you love about yourself before continuing.

That's where "resolutions" come in. It's a new year so, of course, I am inspired to create resolutions/intentions. For whatever reason, this year creating an intention feels like a lot of pressure. I can't think of one word I want to represent 2023 and I haven't zoned in on a singular goal. On top of the indecision, my life has literally spun on its head in the past 3 months, and I'm feeling a littttttttle tired of making changes.

Cue: Challenges

My mom sent me this article: Instead of resolutions, why not try a year of challenges in 2023?

And so I knew that was what I was going to do. I wasn't prepared to make long lasting life changes, but I am ready to try new things, challenge myself, and practice the mindfulness that is necessary to complete these challenges.

January: Cold Showers

February: No Takeout/Extraneous Spending

March: Morning Meditation

April: 10,000 Steps

May: Declutter (1+ thing daily)

June: 30 minutes of writing

July: Vegetarian

August: No Caffeine

September: No social/screen time

October: 30 minutes of Spanish

November: No sugar

December: Daily Self Care

So far I like these ideas the most, but am interested to see if any of my ideas change. The challenges I am most excited for are definitely practicing Spanish, going vegetarian and decluttering. I can't say I'm looking forward to no caffeine or no sugar months, and these cold showers have been...challenging.

Wishing you all the best for 2023,


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