Letter From The Editor: January

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: JANUARY | A GIRL & GREY | @AGIRLANDGREY

January is by far one of my favourite months of all.

There’s so much excitement and passion for what the new year will bring, and it really does feel like anything is possible.

I want to bring a theme to each letter from the editor in 2019, as a way to refine the things I really want out of each month. I do hope each theme helps inspire you to change things up a little and get more out of your year.

With that said, this months theme is intention.

It can be easy to sit and make resolutions – to *resolve* to do better and drink more water and exercise more – but what if we were to change the word ‘resolve’ to intend. We intend to do better, we intend to drink more water, we intend spend three mornings in the gym each week – that sounds a lot more positive and certain, right?

My intentions for the year are to:

~ allow myself the room to experiment with my creativity and spend more time actively creating instead of planning;

~ live better by scheduling in regular exercise, mental health days and starting therapy;

~ listen to music more often and take advantage of my Spotify membership!

What are your intentions for 2019? Share them in the comments below and I’ll feature my favourites in next months LFTE post.

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Another thing I wanted to discuss with you this month was the idea of inspiration. How do you garner inspiration in your everyday life?

No matter your career path or interests, I think we could all utilise the feeling of being inspired – there’s nothing quite as motivating, after all.

I think I feel the most inspired when I’m staying in my own lane. I’ve definitely made the mistake before of looking outward for inspiration, but I truly do think that we create our best work and perform our best when it comes from within.

There have been so many times when I’ve looked at other creators work with the hope of feeling inspired and having *that lightbulb moment*, but often it just leaves me feeling less-than and useless. Take some time this month to reflect on you and figure out how you can use yourself to feel inspired. I’d love to know how you go with this – it’s definitely something I struggle with, but I honestly will say that my work is it’s best when I’m focusing purely on my own imagination and ideas, instead of other peoples.

Remember, it’s hard to come up with new ideas, but it’s way harder to try and replicate others work and feel satisfied with the end result.

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+ a few quick lunch break reads for January motivation:

ten ways to make 2019 the best

how to make new friends as an adult

weekend habits for a stress-free week

turn your current job into your dream job

financial advice every girl should follow

books to read if you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated

how to avoid the comparison game

the best podcasts to motivate you to go after your goals

the key to reaching your goals {this tip is a game changer!}

ways to keep yourself accountable

6 Comments

  1. January 10, 2019 / 3:20 am

    Loved reading this and my goals are similar! Especially creating vs planning. Cheers to 2019- I can’t wait to see where it takes us! Xx

    • January 15, 2019 / 10:11 am

      I hope 2019 is wonderful and exciting for you babe! xo

    • January 15, 2019 / 10:13 am

      You’ve been killing it so far, from what I’ve seen on your stories! Proud of you girl. xo

  2. January 7, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    January brings us new opportunities Anyway, thanks for sharing these inspirations dear!
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