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  • Lisa Kelly

Keep it Simple, January!

As we step into January, the air is often filled with the fervor of new beginnings, resolutions, and the overwhelming pressure to overhaul our entire existence.

But, what if I told you there's magic in doing less?

In this post, we're going to explore the beauty of taking a step back, embracing simplicity, and achieving small but mighty goals. So, let's kick the notion of grandiose resolutions to the curb and discover the transformative power of doing less.

The Overwhelm of New Year Pressures We've all been there – the ambitious list of resolutions that reads more like a mission impossible dossier. Lose 20 pounds, run a marathon, learn a new language, and suddenly we've set ourselves up for a year-long sprint. The reality? It's overwhelming. The pressure to overhaul our entire lives in the first month can lead to burnout before we even hit February. So, let's pause, take a breath, and explore the magic in simplicity.

The Beauty in Small, Consistent Changes: Imagine this…instead of attempting a complete lifestyle overhaul, you focus on one small change. It could be as simple as drinking an extra glass of water daily or taking a 10-minute walk after dinner. Small, consistent changes build momentum over time and are more likely to become ingrained habits. The magic lies in the cumulative effect of these manageable shifts.

Your to-do, if you want too: Identify one small change you'd like to make this month. It could be related to your health, habits, or personal growth. Commit to it for the next 21 days and notice the impact of consistency.

The Liberating Joy of Saying "No": In a world that glorifies hustle culture, the art of saying "no" is a superpower. Overcommitting leads to stress and dilutes our focus. Embrace the magic of doing less by selectively choosing where you invest your time and energy. It's not about doing more; it's about doing what truly matters.

Your to-do, if you want too: Practice saying "no" to one non-essential commitment this week and redirect that time towards a hobby or relaxation.

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Cultivating Mindfulness in Every Action: The magic of doing less isn't about inactivity; it's about intentional action. Rather than rushing through tasks, focus on being present. Whether it's savoring your morning coffee or taking a few moments of deep breaths, cultivating mindfulness adds richness to every experience.

Your to-do, if you want too: Choose one daily activity, like eating a meal or taking a short walk, and commit to doing it with full mindfulness. Notice the subtle yet profound shift in your experience.

In the midst of this January frenzy, let's embrace the magic of doing less. Small, intentional changes, the liberation of saying "no," and cultivating mindfulness in our actions can lead to transformative results. It's not about the quantity of resolutions but the quality of the changes we make. Cheers to a year where less becomes more!

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