If you are at all like me, you are probably overjoyed to see 2020 in the rearview mirror!
I am not a believer in New Year's Resolutions, but I do believe in intentions, diligent practice and grace for when I forget or just don't have the energy. As much as I'd prefer to get through the next 3 to 6 or however many months are left of this pandemic by escaping to a tropical island, that fantasy only gets me through about 5 minutes until I resort to day-drinking and wallowing in my misery--not that this is not a reasonable coping mechanism, all things considered.
What the last 9 months have taught me, though, is that I am better equipped to handle the anxiety, loneliness, frustrations and despair of pandemic living if I practice a handful of intentions to create more RESILIENCE and JOY in my life:
Starting my day with stillness and quiet reflection
Investing some time for a creative endeavor every day
Moving my body in ways that make me feel more alive
Staying connected with friends and family outside my household
I've been slowly building a sense of hope with these intentions, as well as doing some more creative writing and investing in planning some group classes I will be offering between January and March. I can't be the only one who is anxious about getting through the next few months of winter.
Here's to a more nourishing year ahead. Cheers to all of you!