Most of us are full of good intentions – ways that we will act, habits that we will acquire and deeds that we will do. I certainly am. The thing is, that if you’re anything like me, then these good intentions will sometimes slide. Actually, if you’re anything like me (and I’ll be honest with you from the start because I want you and I to get along, and honesty seems like a good place to start) then those good intentions will usually slide… often into a bar of chocolate, a new pair of shoes or the temptation of a cozy evening spent snuggled up on the sofa.
I’m not planning to blog about willpower (because I try not to be a hypocrite, and me telling you to have willpower when I ate biscuits for breakfast this morning would be, yes… just a smidge hypocritical), or resolutions (because, to me, those always feel like things that you only expect to keep for a short period of time). What I would like to share is how I’m trying to live with my good intentions and how I’m attempting to capture the energy, enthusiasm and inspiration that comes with the move to a new city and stick to them.
Broadly speaking, the good intentions that I have are:
- TO BE HAPPIER
- TO BE KIND
- TO BE ME
- TO BE CREATIVE
These are fairly general, and could probably be condensed into the ‘get happier’ category, but when I think about them they ring true for me. I’ll revisit them later and expand on what each good intention means to me.
Hopefully thinking and writing about them will mean that I’m more open to keeping to them…