Instead of making a New Year’s resolution, I have found that making a vision board is a great way to set my intentions for the coming year. I love to get my creativity flowing! If I set aside time to think about what I really want, then instead of pressuring myself with a list of expectations, it feels like I’m gearing up for an adventure. I like to ask myself, “Who do I want to visit? Where do I want to go? Is there something new I’d like to try? What do I want to learn? What do I want to accomplish?” Thinking about these questions excites my heart and puts me in a hopeful state of mind. I do believe that by working on our own peace and wellbeing, we will naturally project that to others. My ultimate intention is to bring more goodness into this world. I will also be thinking of my Grandma on New Year’s Day as I eat a bowl of lentil soup, since she passed that family tradition on to me.
Kyra Goldman is the administrative coordinator of the Atlanta Jewish Times.