Are you making New Year’s resolutions?

I never did before. It seemed like a new To-Do list. Usually, as we move through December, I do a quick look back to check how the whole year was going. Then I choose lessons I’ve learned to carry on to the future. The rest will always stay open. Let’s see what happens. I like to make resolutions as I go πŸ™‚ like, I won’t do this or that anymore. Off you go, no need to wait until the end of the year. 

But this year, I decided to do it, and here it is ‘Do more of what makes you feel joy!’ that’s my resolution. Yes, we all remember that quote, but don’t really stick with it for long. It’s there through January until the holiday season is over, and once the hype is gone we get back to the old patterns. Well, I choose to walk the next year with this one because it was one of my lessons, as well. Through this year I finally learned how to bring joy to my work as well. It used to be separated, work is the work and fun is the fun. But now, work and joy stand together, and everything goes easier. With that energy, you start to uplevel every area of your life. 

Try it! It really works. For example, start adding small, fun things to your everyday work. Whatever gives you joy… play some music, bring a dog, try new tea, or bring your favorite mug to the office, put a plant on your desk, light an incense, go for a walk on a break… small, simple things (depending on where you work and what you can do). Then start to build it up. When you’re off work, sign up for some courses depending on what you need… Here are some ideas;

– Learn new skills that will make you even more confident in your area of expertise

-Breathing, meditation, or yoga classes

-Language lessons. By learning a new language we activate different parts of our brain

-Creative writing


… Whatever feels right for you… It helps in finding new ways to bring joy to your work, as well, even if it’s not work-related. Less stress, less mess πŸ™‚  

​I was thinking about it… ​I saw some friend’s resolutions and they all have this list of things that they will do next year. It’s like the whole year is already planned. But, where’s the fun in that ?! It’s like getting a gift box and you already know what’s in there, it kills all the joy of surprise. Why would you do that? Where’s the great experience of the unknown? If you already know what gift I’m going to give you, I’ll always add something a little extra, just so you can have that surprise moment that’s the actual magic!

There’s nothing wrong with setting a goal for a year, we should do that, it keeps us on track to creating the desired life, but planning a year is something different. And from my experience, NY resolutions look like either a planner or just a list that will be forgotten by February. 

This occurred to me this morning when a friend sent me a photo of her resolution list – planner πŸ˜€ There were some reasonable things, but there was also stuff like; 

-buy a new washing machine

-sign up kids for new classes 

-do your nails regularly 

-wake up at 6 am

Come on! 

But the No 6 on that list caught my eye, it said ‘No more drama’ haha, Love that one πŸ˜€ I told her that this one should be the only thing on that paper. Everything else can be planned as you go. Each morning, wake up a little earlier to give yourself some time to mentally prepare for the day. Whether you journal or not, sip a cup of coffee or tea, and use that time to awaken and think about your day. No need to schedule the whole year upfront! 

Do you agree? 

There’s a blend that I like to sip in the morning when I have some planning on my mind. It’s called Morning Glory, the combination of black tea, ginger root, and cocoa powder. I like how much power ginger gives me, always get that kick of freshness, especially in the mornings when I need focus. Then cocoa comes like a sweet big hug πŸ™‚ and a Glory day can start.

Check it out if you haven’t yet πŸ˜‰

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  1. rkrontheroad says:

    Good philosophy! I am certainly not putting things like washing machines on my list for the new year! Thanks for the positive energy.

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    1. Thank you!
      What’s the one resolution you would love to share with the world ? πŸ˜€


      1. rkrontheroad says:

        I’m working on my first blog for the new year. I post on Saturdays so it will be a few weeks till it appears. It’s called Hope is on the Horizon. Stay tuned!

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      2. Amazing! Share with us when it’s done, would love to support πŸ˜€

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  2. My new year starts on my birthday and these are my own personal goals for the year. On the 1st jan I set relatable goals but like you it’s happiness or self care goals not something that will be forgotten a quarter of the year in. Great post.

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    1. Thanx for reading and in case I forget, Happy B-day and New Year upfront! πŸ˜€

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      1. You too. I look forward to reading more of your work and wish you an inspired and successful year ahead x


      2. Thank you! πŸ™‚ Will keep my eye on you, too

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      3. I have been keeping an eye on the planetary movements and journaling how I feel this year. There is more than I can transcribe but my confidence and mindful movements speak volumes to who I will become.
        I am grateful to have found you and hope you enjoy my blog x

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      4. Heading on there to take a closer look πŸ˜‰
        You will become what you aligne with and take actions that move you towards that…Wish you all the best!

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      5. I love your outlook, it really helps.
        The change was so difficult for me, was it circumstantial, hormonal or spiritual? I’m still not sure. I’ve been looking for a blog that was open and honest – glad I found you x

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      6. Find some time to read physical books as well, because there’s a (helpful) difference for the brain…Start drinking tea…Meditate…and write, write, write…You’ll be just fine!

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      7. Absolutely, I’m reading through your blog and yes this is me, although I didn’t know it!!
        I don’t own a tv I’ve always spent tons I quite contemplation. Life has shifted recently hence the agitation!
        Are you on Facebook, where are you based??

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      8. I’m more active on Instagram…That’s where the community is… Find me @black_rabbittea

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      9. Will do, thank you x

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  3. I love journaling too x

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    1. Keep that journal always by your side, it hides our insanity, right? Haha πŸ˜€

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      1. Absolutely, I’m a pen and paper writer first and foremost. I had to kill off my ego to be the true me that I always was but hidden in my journal – right!
        There comes a time when the superlatives match how we really feel x

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      2. Yes, that ego is a bummer πŸ˜€

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      3. But a necessary part of moving forward so I’m glad I got to move forward openly and honestly.

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      4. Exactly! We do need it but have to manage it as we go

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