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Oprah Daily - What Is Your Intention for 2022?

Bonnie shared her intentions for 2022 with Oprah Daily along with several other authors, musicians and actors...

Bonnie Raitt
"One of my great hopes and intentions for next year is help find a way to pull back from our toxic standoffs—each in separate corners of self-righteous and hardened surety that ‘we’re right’ and ’they’re wrong.' No one wins when there is no mutual coming together for a bigger purpose of finding solutions and some middle ground. I’d like to support whatever efforts I can to help us find some common ground, kindness and empathy—work together and come up with solutions to our common crises. Aside from that, I’m really looking forward to getting back on the road and releasing a new album in April. I pray we can all do what it takes to stay safe and get back to enjoying all the joyful things—like live music—together."

 

Nedra Glover Tawwab
"Here are my intentions for 2022.

Before answering my phone, responding to an email, or texting someone back, I am considering my capacity.
I am commemorating all of my victories.
I am acknowledging confining feelings such as jealousy, envy, and anger.
I am using my feelings as data about myself without judging them as good or bad.
I am cultivating community through healthy relationships.
I am spending more time doing nothing.
I am no longer valuing the opinion of people who cannot understand my choices.
I am making peace with the fact that my to-do list will never be done."

Nedra Glover Tawwab is the author of the New York Times bestseller Set Boundaries, Find Peace and accompanying workbook. She is a licensed therapist who doles out advice and insights to her 1.3 million followers.


Kate Spencer
"In 2022 my intention is to 'shut out the noise.' I'm putting in my emotional earplugs and blocking out my own inner critic, as well as trying to physically and mentally slow down and limit outside distractions like social media. I'm ready to sit in the quiet for a bit."

Kate Spencer is the cohost of the podcast Forever35 and the author of the upcoming novel In a New York Minute.