Setting Your Intentions For The New Year
As we near the end of 2018, it’s natural to reflect on everything we accomplished in the last 12 months. Did we achieve all that we hoped for? Were we able to overcome the inevitable obstacles that stood in our paths? We question areas where we could have made better decisions and wonder if we are living from our true intentions. Wherever your answers have led you, it's important to be grateful for all of life’s ups and downs. Every struggle this year had in store brings the courage and resilience that builds strength in character. Each success brings triumph and confidence in our capabilities.
With a new year, comes new opportunities for growth, as well as new challenges to conquer. Why not a new way to set your goals too?
Dating back generations, we have been taught to set resolutions for the new year. The word resolution is defined as “a firm decision to do or not to do something". There is no doubt that every decision we make leads us to a number of unique circumstances. However, as we all know, life is not always at our beck and call. In any given moment, things happen that are entirely out of our control - like someone else’s decisions, Mercury in retrograde, or natural disasters. Resolutions often dismiss those external forces, which in turn can make us feel like failures when things don’t go exactly as planned.
Instead of jotting down a list of resolutions, break in the new year by setting your intentions.
If you want to change your life, start by making a clear intention to do so. An intention is a thing intended - an aim or plan. Creating a well-thought-out plan will allow you to maintain your intentions and keep you accountable for them. It is also important to ask yourself why you want to create change in your life. Taking the time to self-reflect and contemplate the reasoning behind your intentions will increase your motivation and help support actions for real change.
For example, a resolution could be “I will be more mindful.” An intention is “I desire to be more mindful of my actions because I care about how they affect the people around me. To practice mindfulness, I will spend 10 minutes at the end of each day reflecting on my actions”.
See how they differ?
As we approach the beginning of 2019, I want to remind you that you can cultivate a fresh start at life. Lead yourself to a more spiritual and fulfilling life by presenting the universe with meaningful intentions. Develop a plan, know the why behind your desires for change, and start setting your intentions. Get a head start to a better you by enrolling in our elite certification program for January 2019. For more information contact Joanne at 678-744-3257 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
There’s no better time than now.