Start Anew For 2022
The night before New Year's Eve, I lay awake in bed, my mind racing, with no such vision of falling back asleep anytime soon. The thought that kept cycling was that I need to delete social media (instagram specifically) from my life. I marched downstairs, made a final quick post stating I am reachable now only by email, and shoved that little app in the trash. I view this as a true aha moment! Literally an awakening. Now, this deleting of a time sucking app was not meant to be a resolution, but what is has provided me thus far is the creation of space to be more intentional with my time.
Intention. I am intentional with my time. If I am watching tv, I am watching something that I truly want to let into my mind. I am intentional about eating seasonal foods that support my body. I am intentional about my conversations and what I chose to listen to. I am intentional about how I move my body and listen to what it truly needs. Instead of flooding my mind with whatever instagram has to throw at me, I am creating space to be more intentional with my time.
I know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the day to day and forget all my 2022 Intention. February could show up and I could fall right back into my old ways- what I refer to a 'hamster wheel' life. But I will stop, I will check in, I will breathe. My physical reminder to live with intention is Laurel Spiritual Warrior Anointing Oil- a blend of earthy and grounding sandalwood, uplifting frangipani, and gemstone infusions of black tourmaline, amethyst, and balancing celestine. A drop massaged into my neck and shoulders, and a few moments of breathing in its gentle aromatic scent is a beautiful way to pause, and bring myself back to the present.
For 2022, I choose Intention. I believe growth will come from small moments of consistent intentional living.
And if you haven't yet dabbled with a social media free life, I encourage you to give 'er a whirl! My energy is better, my brain is less foggy, and I'm not as annoyed with my kids;). It also seems that I have more time on my hands?! Imagine that. I have cleared space to make room for the new intentional me! See what new pathways open up for you when the mindless clutter has been cleared- I foresee a brighter you. The possibilities are endless...