What’s Essential for You to Do in January?
By Terri Flint, PhD, LCSW
Jan 14, 2019
Updated Oct 25, 2023
5 min read
Have you noticed that many months of the year are associated with specific activities and related emotions? When you think of April, who doesn’t think of taxes? Or September with back to school and time to buy new Ticonderoga pencils and notebooks?
I've decided to experiment with January — as New Year's resolutions swirl around us — being my month of Essentialism.
The title comes from a vital book called Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It's a book I try to read each year because it refreshes my resolve to stay more focused on what's most important and boosts my courage to be stingier with my yesses.
Here are some tasks I’m going to tackle in January to support my intention of living a simpler, more focused life:
Here are two quotes that are guiding me:
What you do in January? How have you made progress in living your Why?