Setting Intentions in the New Year

Every New Year it seems like everyone sets New Year’s Resolutions. For many people it means setting unrealistic expectations then dropping them a few weeks later (like losing 10 pounds, never eating dessert again). I thought about how I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions in years past. I felt discouraged about the way resolutions made me feel when I couldn’t stick with them.

After working on my own personal growth this year, I decided that I would set intentions for the new year. I feel like setting intentions puts a focus on the positive. Resolutions seems like they are expectations to fix something that is broken or wrong.

Setting an intention means to decide you’re going to make a conscientious effort to do something, setting a goal. Resolution is more the act of fixing something that is not working.


My intentions for the New Year:

I intend to add more play and fun into my life.

I intend to feed myself healthy foods that nourish my body.

I intend to feel better in my body and add more movement daily.

I intend to allow quiet time daily.

I intend to give myself enough rest and relaxation time.

I intend to spend less time online attached to my computer and cell phone.

I intend to enjoy my family and friends with more quality time and adventures.

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I hope this inspires you to set your intentions for your life at the beginning of this year. You can of course set new intentions all of the time, I’m sure I will too along with way!

What intentions are you setting for yourself and your life?

Please share in the comments below.

XO, Pam

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