As I write this, there are only 14 hours left of 2018, so hope y’all don’t mind if today’s letter is a little more introspective than usual. For me, this time of year is always a tangible reminder of how quickly life passes, and ringing in a new year makes me think about the fact that I don’t want to waste a even one day of it. For the last few years, instead of New Years resolutions, I’ve chosen a single word to represent my mindset for the next 365 days. This year’s word is Intention. For the first time ever, choosing my word felt like a no-brainer since I’ve been kind of obsessed lately with thinking and reading about ways to bring more intention and presence into every area of my life.

I think that so many of us are rushing through our lives – waiting for the weekend, the vacation, or the day we feel like we’ve somehow “made it.”

This year, I want to bring more intention to every day and truly show up wherever I am. I want to actually hear the subtle meaning behind a conversation and the silly song that Phoebe sings while I make breakfast; see a stranger’s kind smile and the sunrise that lights up the morning while I drive to my workout. Those are the parts of life that make it amazing, right?

Our theme for the month of January is “Habits,” and it feels like the perfect way to kickoff my journey of bringing more intention to everything I do. How can we change those habits that have us going through life on autopilot? What new habits can we introduce that will free us from distracted thinking and bring more joy into our lives? You can expect loads of advice from some of our favorite experts, plus fresh ideas for cultivating habits that lead to healthy eating, happy relationships, life organization, and taking your beauty and style game to the next level.

Before I sign off to enjoy these final moments of the year, here are a couple big things I’m excited to share this month:

Our first monthly SHOP is live right here!

Get turned on to everything our editors are craving for January, from inspiring reads to superpowered supplements to the workout wear you need right now. It’s good, people.

We’re bringing back our ever-popular CS Cleanse to kickoff the new year!

Stay tuned for the menu, recipes, and shopping list going live this coming Thursday, and get ready to join us for a week of clean and delicious eating on January 7th.

Don’t miss our January playlist that just hit Spotify!

As always, created by our resident DJ Jamie Pabst. Subscribe to our channel for the coolest new music curated by mood and activity. Play our January jams right here!

I’d love to hear about your intentions for the new year in the comments below, and any strategies that have helped you bring more presence into your day to day life. Leave a note and let me know!

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Kristen Kilpatrick