Happy New Year to all! I cannot believe it is 2023! I hope that everyone had a happy, safe, and fun New Year’s Eve. For today’s post, I have decided to share how I work New Year’s Resolutions in my life. That is why I have referred to my concept of the Faery Lifestyle in the title of this post.
Many people write out a long list of New Year’s Resolutions at the end of each December. I know that a lot of these lists contain goals like working out more, losing a set amount of weight, and eating healthier. While all of those things are admirable to want to change and grow into a better version of yourself, the majority of people who make this list end up abandoning it entirely within a few weeks into the New Year.
My way of working with Resolutions in my Faery Lifestyle is to set simple goals that I truly desire to do, which are not too difficult to achieve, each season of the year. I will do this usually around each of the eight holidays on the Wheel of the Year. Each season, roughly six weeks apart (as the holidays are spaced out about that far apart), I will have intentions of achieving something set in my mind. Over time, these intentions can increase in difficulty, as I have already achieved many of the previous ones.
Instead of setting an unrealistic goal of working out in a gym every day, I would set a goal to do at least 30 minutes of yoga each morning. This is a much more achievable goal, as well as being something that can be done in the comfort of one’s own home and has the bonus of being good for mind and spirit as well as body! That is a true example of something that I have achieved, over a year ago I set the goal of doing yoga every single morning (I range from 10 to 90 minutes depending on my time, but average around 20 minutes each morning). This was a Resolution that I had set around the Vernal Equinox of 2021, and it is one that I still do daily! That is truly a Resolution achieved, but it was built upon over time by giving myself the room to evolve over this time period. I was not harsh with myself for maybe not wanting to do yoga any given morning, instead, I honored that feeling but still went ahead and did a shorter set of yoga (say 10 minutes instead of the original desired 30) and listened to my body as I went. All of this allowed me to achieve my desired goal, and stick to that Resolution for going on two years now!
I hope that the above example helps to show my more naturally Faery attuned way to set Resolutions. Keep it small, build on that Resolution over time, do not just set huge Resolutions at New Year’s, and most importantly listen to your inner voice when it comes to adapting your original goals over time! It is also important to remember that Resolutions need not have a set time frame, in fact I encourage you to set them without a goal of achieving them in a set time. Just as the lands of Faery are liminal places where time runs differently, we can look at time the way the Fae would (as usually moving much slower than in this world) there is enough time, so we can give ourselves that small break! Just as the Faery folk are intimately attuned to nature, we can embrace that energy to attune to the natural world, following the Wheel of the Year to set Resolutions and embrace the energy of that solar calendar, as well as follow the lunar calendar of the cycles of the moon to attune to our intuition. Our intuition and psychic sense can help us become more attuned to our inner Faery nature! It is that very thing that makes my concept of using my Faery Lifestyle to set achievable Resolutions all the year long. I hope that you have enjoyed this post about Resolutions this New Year’s Day. What do you think about New Year’s Resolutions? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!