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New Year’s vocabulary & resolutions

January 2020

The New Year brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. In this post, I’m sharing some of my favorite words related to New Year’s Day, as well as my own New Year’s resolutions.

☁️ Fresh Start

  • Reinvigorate: give new energy or strength to.
  • Tabula rasa: a clean slate.

✔️ Goals

  • Aspiration: a hope or ambition of achieving something.
  • Raison d'être: the most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence.
  • Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something.

⛰️ Perseverance

  • Doggedness: the quality of being stubborn and persistent.
  • Moxie: (informal) force of character, determination, or nerve.
  • Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  • Resolute: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
  • Steadfastness: the quality of being resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
  • Tenacious: tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely.

✨ Resolutions

In the past, most of my resolutions have focused on doing more: being more productive, reading more, running more. This year, I want to focus on giving myself permission to slow down and rest. (Coincidentally, one of the books on my current reading list is “How to Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell.) As someone who prides myself on my work ethic, I know this will be easier said than done. Here are my specific, simple resolutions:

  • Prioritize sleep
  • Reduce screen time
  • Spend time in nature