Let’s get inTWENTional.

January 1, 2020

The last few years I have been purchasing two pairs of these incredibly trendy glasses from the $2 shop. [I persuade] My husband to wear them on New Year’s Eve with me for an Insta boomi. Yes, it’s cheesy. It’s become our silly way of closing out the year together.

On New Year’s Eve day, I spent the afternoon at a Kundalini yoga workshop doing some deep clearing and digesting of 2019 as well as tapping deeply into my 2020 vision.

Today, being New Year’s Day, I have honoured a Chinese New Year tradition [which I picked up while living in Shanghai 10 years ago]. That is, to be mindful of what you do and how you are on the first day of the year so as to set the correct tone for the remainder of it.

Lucky for us, we have been in Byron Bay New South Wales for the last week or so, which has made mindfully starting the first day of this brand new decade all the easier.

After having a low key Eve and being asleep before midnight, I have spent today doing all the things I love – sleeping well, going for a long run, reading pool side in the sun, eating nourishing food, meditating, connecting with friends and family by phone, writing, being by the ocean [and we’ll be seeing a movie later].

I’ve also been getting very inTWENTional – reflecting a lot about how I am going to cultivate and get deliberate about the year ahead. How to leap [pun intended] into the new year with a strong sense of purpose, in my own way.

Here’s some of the questions that might help you get into a 2020 frame of mind:

  1. How do you want to feel?
  2. Who do you want to be?
  3. What do you want to receive?
  4. What new skill do you want to learn?
  5. How will you pay it forward?
  6. What changes do you want to make, based on the lessons from 2019 (don’t ignore them!)
  7. Who do you want to meet?
  8. How can you inject more positivity into your life?
  9. How do you want to grow into yourself?
  10. How will you transform your mindset?
  11. Where you will incorporate more innovation?
  12. Where can you be more bold, curious & disruptive?
  13. What will you say “No” to?
  14. How will you spark more joy in your day to day?

Write it out, type it, vision board it, draw it, colour it, meditate on it, sage it, feel it in your bones, share it with your mentor, think it. Let it all marinate and see what comes up for you.

“Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last” – Chinese proverb.

The “yin” side knows that in between that it’s important to also go with the flow and see what evolves. The “yang” part of me knows that each of us has the power to make shifts and live a life by design.

Happy New Year, and Woohoo for the 20s!

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