At the beginning of this year, I made 13 New Year’s intentions. Now that we are in the first day of June I think it is important to revisit the intentions we have made for ourselves, reexamine our goals, and adjust and adapt to what is currently going on in our lives. It is really easy to fall off from your goals or intentions, I know that I have. So below I have written out in detail some of the intentions I made for myself and the benefits of them to hold myself accountable but to also remind others of some great ways to rebrand yourself as the year continues!
1. Wake up before the sun. There have been multiple studies that show waking up before the sun and watching the sunrise is beneficial for your brain’s ability to retain information and process at its best ability. Waking up before the sun also allows you to start your day with a sense of accomplishment and can help improve your mood and energy levels throughout the day. You can take advantage of the quiet morning hours to meditate, journal, or plan your day.
2. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Having a consistent sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time can help regulate your body’s circadian rhythm and improve your overall sleep quality. Having a consistent sleep schedule can also help improve your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function.
3. No phone for the first and last hour of the day. Avoiding phone use for the first and last hour of the day can help improve your focus, reduce stress, and promote better sleep. It can also help you disconnect from technology and focus on self-care.
4. Read at least 10 pages per day. Reading 10 pages per day is a great way to increase your knowledge, improve your vocabulary and reduce stress. Reading 10 pages per day can also expand your perspective and improve critical thinking skills.
5. Visualize the life you are working to build every day. Visualizing the life you’re building every day can help you stay motivated and focused on achieving your goals. It can also help you focus on what you want to achieve and make it more tangible.
6. Eliminate alcohol, seed oils, and processed food. For me, I feel like this is one of the hardest ones but even reducing your intake of alcohol, seed oils, and processed food can make a difference. Eliminating alcohol, seed oils and processed foods from your diet can improve your overall health and well-being. It can also help you lose weight, lower your risk of chronic diseases, and improve your skin.
7. Declutter your space. Decluttering your space can help reduce stress and improve focus. Decluttering your space can also make it feel more spacious and relaxing.
8. Revamp your wardrobe to be more comfortable and confident. Revamping your wardrobe so you feel comfortable and confident can help improve your self-esteem and overall well-being. Revamping your wardrobe can also help you to project a positive image and feel more in control.
9. Organize your phone for productivity and minimalism. Organizing your phone for productivity and minimalism can help reduce distractions and increase productivity. Organizing your phone can also make it easier to find what you need and reduce distractions.
10. Have 45 minutes of physical activity every day and 3 more intense workouts throughout the week. Fitness goals are almost always in people’s New Year’s resolutions or intentions but people tend to give these up quickly because they set difficult and lofty goals that are difficult to achieve. However, only having 45 minutes of movement every day such as a walk and 3 more intense workouts throughout the week can improve your physical health and well-being. It can improve your cardiovascular health and increase muscle strength.
11. Do the thing that scares you. Doing the thing that scares you can help you overcome fear and build confidence. It can also help you grow and learn new things.
12. Move your ego from the front to the back. Moving your ego from the front to the back can help you to be more humble and open-minded. It can also help you be more open to feedback and criticism which helps you to improve.
13. Create more than you consume. Creating more than you consume can help you to be more productive and focused on achieving your goals. It can also make you feel more fulfilled and give you a sense of purpose.
Whatever your intentions were or may be going forward for this year remember to give yourself grace and love because you are trying your best. It is okay to fail, that is how you learn and then you try again.
What are some of your goals or intentions that you want to reintroduce to your life?