I adore the feeling of a fresh new year and the blank pages of a new journal. After the hectic merriment of Christmas, it feels right for me to make January a slower month. I like to focus on comfort and time at home.
“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark on a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. ”
Each month I begin by setting five intentions or themes on how to spend my leisure time and savor the season. You can go back and read December’s intentions here. It gives a brief introduction to our new series of setting monthly intentions.
My five intentions for January…
*Learn to make hot chai just like I had on our honeymoon in Oregon.
*As a young girl, I dreamed of writing British murder mysteries. This time of year, I absolutely love curling up under a blanket and watching Agatha Christie specials with Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. This is the time of year of I give myself permission to watch elaborate amounts of television.
*Enjoy the blanket scarves hanging in my closet. This tutorial on how to tie a blanket scarf is quite helpful.
*Find a skincare routine that nourishes my itchy, dry winter skin. Any suggestions?
January is also a lovely time to start a new morning ritual of early rising and scripture meditation.
As always, I love to hear from you and your intentions for January. Share your favorite pins with me on Pinterest or comment on Facebook.