New Spin on an Old Favorite; New Day’s Resolution

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Happy New Year!

This is the time we think about the year to come and imagine all that it could be. In fact, this time last year I invited you to set an intention for the year. I love this practice, will be doing it myself, and invite you to do so as well.

But I also want to suggest another spin on the New Year’s resolution tradition, especially if you have a history of not upholding them or losing enthusiasm for a commitment that long.

Why not set a resolution for a single day?

Adopt the ole “one day at a time” approach, and let that intention guide your day. Much like setting an intention for a yoga class, a short-term day-long resolution can be focused and specific to your needs of the day.

With a New Day resolution, you have the opportunity to frame each and every day as you please.

And your resolution doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but you. Some daily intentions I’ve set have been play, enjoy, rest, push, soak, and edge.

And like a New Year resolution, you may break a New Day resolution. But you don’t have to perfectly excute your resolution in order for it to have a positive affect. It’s just a touchstone to help guide you, and no one is handing out grades.

What is your New Day resolution for today, this new day? Share with me in the comments.

Gathering light,

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Laura Simms is a career coach who helps purpose-driven people find careers that feels like home at Get her free Get Paid for Being You video series, and learn how to connect the dots between you and money.

5 Responses to “New Spin on an Old Favorite; New Day’s Resolution”

  1. December 31, 2012

    Sarah (Saturday Sequins) Reply

    Ohhh, I love this idea! It’s much less intimidating than focusing on a whole year.

    Mine is to finally make a Barbie handbag. I’ve already cut the fabric and set the eyelets for the straps, and now it’s a matter of sewing up the sides. I’ve wanted to make Barbie accessories for about a decade, and I’m finally tackling it because I saw the documentary Marwencol and I want to make bags for Mark’s dolls. :)

  2. December 31, 2012

    Megan Reply

    I think this is a great idea too! I can bite off resolutions and feel much better day by day (rather than a year-long attempt).

    Mine for today is to relax… just let go of the details for just today (I’m not working today), and enjoy it.

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    Colleen Reply

    Mine for today was to get the Christmas decs down and tidied away properly. Done! Excellent ideas :)

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