Without reason or explanation, I stopped setting monthly intentions. This is a practice that has had undeniable value in my life, influencing my personal happiness and sometimes altering my mood. While I rarely ever adhere to these intentions fully, they are a practice of hopefulness and a desire to pursue what I feel are worthy pursuits. They are also an attempt to avoid what I see as unworthy pursuits, namely, time-wasters, life wasters.
In December, I plan to move toward:
- Finishing reading The Almanack of Naval Ravikant.
- Finishing reading Jay Shetty’s How To Think Like A Monk.
- Complete listening to David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me Audiobook.
- Finish listening to the Exhalations Audiobook.
- Writing a blog entry daily, whether its a poem, my thoughts, or some intentions such as these.
- Writing daily in my journal, a sort of meditation, but when done consistently it is very valuable for my wellbeing.
- 150 squats 5 days a week.
- Run at least 10 km weekly. No more than 5 days of running.
- Wash the dishes every night.
- Brush and floss every night.
- Make my bed in the mornings.
In December, I plan to move away from:
- Going to bed past midnight.
- Skipping work outs.
- Spending over 5 hours per day on my phone screen time.
- Netflix – for the most.
- NBA Games and Stats tracking.
- So much Nintendo Switch.
- Having a defeatist attitude. I can do all of these things that I am setting out to do.
- Putting off reading.
- Not folding laundry immediately after washing.
Here is to a month of positivity, and a strong conclusion to the year. Usually, these lists are so much more condensed. But I have a lot of bad habits that need changing, and it helps to lay them all out.