Positivity, Patience, Light and Happiness for 2015

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I hope that you all had warm and wonderful holidays, filled with love, laughter and plenty of delicious food. We enjoyed visiting family in Ireland and having a few opportunities to walk on the beach. I think one my favorite moments was when my two-year old looked at the ocean waves crashing into the rocky outcrops and said full of incredulity, “Mommy, look at all of that water!” So beautiful to witness one of his “firsts” and actually recognize and savor it. (These moments can sometimes get lost in all the distractions when there are siblings, can’t they?)

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I’ve been struggling with what to write about the New Year and my resolutions for 2015. While I want to stop and think about what I’d like to accomplish in the coming year, I feel that the idea of a resolution doesn’t quite fit. I’d prefer something a bit more gentle, maybe I’ll call it a guideline, though I like Soulemama’s term intention, too.

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Here are my guidelines for 2015:

  • “go with the flow” when it comes to practical tasks, not letting them get me stressed or overwhelmed, but just doing them (albeit more mindfully)
  • “create more balance in my life” by tweaking my daily routine to include regular creative time with my children, more time outside, a regular yoga practice (daily would be lovely, though I’d be happy with consistent), and planned quality time with my husband
  • “move towards increased health” by incorporating a regular detox into my seasonal rhythm (inspired by my yoga instructor who does a detox for a month every spring/fall and a week every winter/summer), by including more raw and fermented food in our diet, by making some more natural body care products and by getting more sleep

My hope is that by embracing gentle guidelines instead of rigid resolutions, I will be mindful of and more focused on the benefits of my positive behaviors, encouraging more positivity and bringing more patience, light and happiness to my year.

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6 thoughts on “Positivity, Patience, Light and Happiness for 2015

  1. Sounds like a wonderful plan! Thanks for stopping by my space. I look forward to reading more about your Ireland trip as I explore your blog. 🙂 Happy New Year.

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    • Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little space over here, Kathryn! I’ve certainly enjoyed checking out yours! Makes me feel like I’ve found a like-minded soul! Yay!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. wonderful. yes, the blogosphere has moved towards intentions rather than resolutions more and more over the last 5-8 years. i think more of us are being gentle on ourselves, and it’s also about being open to whatever the universe throws our way too.

    we hope for a few winter walks on the beach soon down here in devon.

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    • That’s interesting, Monica. Shifting towards a more gentle and open approach certainly feels more natural to me, so I guess it’s not too surprising that others feel that way, too.

      Enjoy those walks! Nothing like a bit of wind so clear the head!

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  3. I love your guidelines for 2015. I no longer do resolutions but instead prefer to envision what my year will look like. Then I like to step aside and let the Universe work its magic.

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