More/Less

Looking for an alternative to New Year Resolutions? Consider setting your intentions for the year by picking things you would like to do more/less of.

I’m always on the look out for different ways to approach setting an intention for the new year. Last week I came across Julia Rothman’s annual More/Less list via SwissMiss.

Julia Rothman's 2019 More/Less list

It reminds me of a new year’s resolution poem by Stowe Boyd that I found a couple of years ago. At the time I copied out the statements that resonated with me and pinned the postcard above my desk.

It was still there until I replaced it recently with my own list for 2019:

MoreLess
Journaling

Conversation

Patience

Action

Finishing

Making

Focus

Fresh air
Planning

Consumption

Fear

Noise

Starting

Miscommunication

Distraction

Screen time

Keeping this list in sight, either stuck to the wall or as a bookmark for my journal, serves as a daily reminder of this intention. It acts a prompt to ask myself if I have acted on this intention today.

What is your intention for the new year? What do you want to do more and less of? And how committed are you on a scale of 1-5 of making them happen?


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