Happy New Moon in Capricorn babes!
Since today is a pretty potent day (New Moon in Capricorn), I decided that I would knock out my intentions and goals post. For whatever reason — today I feel extra energized vs. feeling extremely drained or exhausted. The New Moon comes in hot five days into the new year, and luckily I came across Jill’s post called Permission to Pause: A Five Days of Clarity Before Writing Intentions on Jan 1 because it eased my mind on not having my intentions or goals set out just yet.
Am I the only one that felt like the New Year popped up fairly fast? Because, for me, December didn’t even happen.
As I wrote in my most recent post, this past year was filled with both so much beauty, pain, and acceptance. So I reflect back on all those struggles and smile because I know each one was a moment where I took the opportunity to lean in, sit, listen, and grow. For a big part of my life I have practiced self-hate, rarely trusted my intuition, always compared myself to others, never thought I was enough, never pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and never really allowed myself to heal properly or set out healthy boundaries. If there is anything that I learned in 2018 at all is that we need to practice self love and self-care, being kinder in how we speak to ourselves, how words truly matter, forgiveness is a beautiful thing, and you can grow and flourish.
So 2019 is all about going back to basics; knowing my worth, being kinder to my soul / vessel, and well — just starting at square one with my heart.
You guys, I have really big dreams and goals for 2019 and a lot of them are out of my comfort zone, but a lot of them will set me up to grow, to expand, to flourish. I have so many mixed feelings because I’m totally ready but so incredibly nervous (and I’m trying so hard not to talk self doubt to myself).
Below are some of my intentions / goals for 2019.
Getting out of my comfort zone: I have so many amazing opportunities that are going to pop up and happen this coming year and a lot of them require me to get out of my comfort zone. It’s really scary but I’m really excited to try new things.
Practicing more self love and self-care: talking to myself nicer (setting affirmations or reading self love quotes), practicing self-care (whether that be setting a day to pamper myself, giving time to read a book or write, or take a walk).
Being more present: being more present with my work and studies, with my family, with my husband, with my children, with the ones I spend time with, and with myself.
Creating my own lane / space: I don’t exactly how that will look like but I do know that I have an immense amount of knowledge and opportunities and goals that can lead me to this.
Being more mindful with who I share my energy with (and who’s energy I receive): not everyone needs (or has earned) my energy and I do not need to carry other’s energy’s as my own, and that’s okay (and I shouldn’t feel guilty about that).
Listen and receive with an open heart: to listen more with an open and compassionate heart, and to receive with gratitude (this could connect with being present).
Trusting my intuition: like, really trusting my intuition and my myself.
Being more vulnerable: allowing myself to be vulnerable (tying in with being out of my comfort zone) and to cry in front of others (and even with myself) and not feeling shame.
I am courage — I open myself to being more courageous. I am powerful — I open myself up to the beauty in the power that I hold. I am love — I open myself up to accept and give love.
What are some of your New Year’s resolutions or intentions?
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