Rather than New Years Resolutions which undoubtedly will be forgotten and broken within weeks of 2017 starting I like to set an intention for the year ahead.
What do I mean by intention?
It’s a positive goal or focus.
For example instead of ‘I’m going to stop being so fat and unhealthy’ a better way to look at it is ‘I’m going to focus on having a healthier lifestyle’
If you start with a negative goal your already putting yourself down. By looking at it a positive way it makes it easier to succeed.
An intention is set with a view to evolve.
If your goal is set in stone it makes it harder to achieve. Going back to the precious example being more ‘healthy’ could mean starting off by cutting out that super sugary Starbucks on the way to work and having a cup of fruit tea instead. Once that becomes a habit you’ll then want to move into the next thing and the next thing. All these little actions fall under the heading of ‘be healthier’ and also add up to a much bigger change.
What are my intentions for 2017
- Improve my physical health.
- Have a healthier diet.
- Explore more.
- Be mindful.
Ok these are pretty ambiguous but it gives me the scope to do a lot of things and to make some really positive changes.
What are your intentions for the new year?
Let’s do this!