It’s that time again when resolutions are created for the year. Be it getting rid of a bad habit or introducing a good one, lists are created and promises made – which usually (if not always) fall by the wayside.
This is why I personally don’t prescribe to resolutions. However, what I like to do is set intentions of what I want to experience for the year with the focus being on what new “thing” I want to learn or immerse myself in.
Last year I had basic ideas of what I wanted to achieve and they came to various degrees of fruition due to planning, time, effort and follow through.
My focus for the year is listed below in bold, whilst my achievements are listed beneath with supporting lists, links or photographs.
Read books recommended by friends:
Support more artists creating hand-made/self-published items born from their hard work, research, study and/or imagination:
Donate and assist a charity in a different way other than monetary:
Visit somewhere I haven’t been before which has a spirit of place:
Dandenong’s Hiking Trail (new area I hadn’t explored before)
Hepburn Springs (Renovated)
Lavender Hill Farm
Complete a workshop/course which is connected to my interests, passions and causes I like to support:
Masterclass in Assertiveness
Crystal Scrying Workshop
Create something magical which feeds and inspires my practice:
Crystal Air Plant (Apophyllite/Stillbite crystals and Tillansia Aeranthos Miniata plants)
Spiritual Anointing Oil
Bitch Be Nice Wash
East Meets West Incense
Love Anointing Oil
Purification Honey Soap
New column in local (Australian) magazine:
Discover and indulge in, interesting Melbourne-centric foods and drink during catch-ups:
Prickly Pear Cafe
Axil Coffee Roasters
Hash Speciality Coffee
Second Home Eltham
Red Hill Brewery
Degraves Espresso Bar
Mork Chocolate Brew House
Auction Rooms Cafe
Hansa’s Steak & Grill Restaurant
Beach Cafe Seaford
5FIVE Bakehouse Kitchen
Pure South Dining
DOHWA Korean Restaurant
Vaporetto Bar & Eatery
Join a hobby group:
Visit limited or new art exhibitions:
Kingston Arts: Monsters and Beasts
LIFE is about experiences and the way I feel when I – create, visit or support something which inspires and uplifts me. I find its easier to get energised and complete set objectives if I find personal purpose within the task before me.
Therefore my suggestion for those wanting to set resolutions who then struggle to fulfil them, is to instead write a wish list of intentions, of things you would like to do – to feed your soul and go from there. That way there is less pressure as the focus is more pleasure in your life.
(C) Setjataset – all images and text 2020