Last year I decided to choose a single word intention instead of a resolution; Elevate. In spite of 2020 being kind of a nightmare, I found ways to raise my previously very low bar, set and achieve realistic goals and take the high road whenever possible. For the most part, it worked! The only minor snafu, my cortisol levels also went up.
Did you know it takes the average human body one hour to return to hormonal homeostasis after getting cut off in traffic? Now image how long it takes to recover from the adrenaline tidal wave of a pandemic. Tack on early childhood trauma, and enduring adulthood in a western capitalist society. It takes the brain 40 days to repair a single neural pathway. And that’s with lots of trial, error, sleep, sunlight, essential fatty acids, play and sugar. Neural construction workers go on strike if you overwork and under-compensate them. No wonder we’re tired.
And that’s why my word for 2021 is: Ease
Ease, as in:
Freedom from difficulty, hardship or effort.
I’m all for hard work but we shouldn’t have to open a vein and degrade our existence to meet basic needs, let alone achieve at least some sense of purpose in life. Therefore I will no longer attempt to chisel through the steel walls of social strata with a plastic spork. Sporks are very handy but I’m just gonna take more naps instead.
Freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state.
We live in an oppressive, invisible caste so this goal is kind of hilarious. Maybe I’ll give minimalism a try. Oh wait, I’m sitting on a box as I write this cause, do you know how much chairs cost?! Whatever, we can give the lottery or a commune a try.
The condition of being comfortable or relieved, especially after being relieved of distress.
I’ve already invested in several sweatsuits. According to all the hip, fashion bloggers joggers will be all the rage this year.
Freedom from constraint or embarrassment.
I think this means toilet paper will be restocked in abundance. Hurrah.
Freedom from activity, work, strain or responsibility.
I’m super excited about getting fired and evicted. It’s really gonna free up my schedule.
Move gently or carefully.
The closer I get to 50 the more this becomes less of a choice. I pulled a muscle drying my hair this week. Granted, my hair constitutes half of my total body weight, but still.
vaccinated and the I’ committing neighbors tub
Soylent Green. Eating disorder solved.
Yes I AM.
Feel free to join me.
Happy, super chill, New Year!
In other news, I made an entire book trailer and author interview video! I even figured out how to get it off my phone onto the www. It took most of the week but I’m really excited. Next step: Enter with ease!
What’s your goal, mantra, resolution, hope or intention this year?