The only New Year’s intention you really need

I used to be a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. January 1st always seemed to me like the promise of a brand-new beginning. A perfect, bright-white blank page that was just waiting to be filled with instructions for an entirely new version of me. I would make big plans, write them on lists in shiny letters, meticulously outlining the steps to take towards achieving my goals…

…. and then abandon them all by mid-January (at the latest).

Social media are flooded with posts about people’s New Year’s resolutions these days, so naturally I took some time to refelect on the things I want to manifest next year, too. A little voice inside my head instinctively suggested the “usual suspects”: eat healthier, workout more, meditate more, worry less, let go of bad habits, … But upon thinking about these goals I found that the all just don’t feel right.

Let’s face it: even when made with the best intentions and with full confidence, New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep because change hardly ever happens all at once. It’s a process, and continuous evolution, not something you can transform from one day to the other.

Setting yourself big goals blows up the pressure so much that success is much harder to attain. 


Do something good for yourself every single day.

Do something good for yourself every single day. It can be as little as a 5 minute rest with a steaming cup of tea, a walk in nature, or an evening out with friends.

Sit down and 

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