With every new year comes a desire to reflect on the year prior and look ahead to what’s to come. Regardless if you feel encouraged to set a big or small goal it can sometimes feel daunting which is why we’ve gathered some tips.
When it comes to determining your goals and the best path to achieve them, it’s important to approach your plan in a positive frame of mind. We recommend determining intentions for yourself versus resolutions. Why? A resolution is a commitment that a person makes to bring changes into their lives and often is made as a result of negative thoughts whereas an intention is a practical commitment to follow a course of action; a state of mind in which a person desires to perform something. Intentions lead to betterment as it aligns with your purpose and are responsible for initiating, sustaining, and terminating a particular action.
- It’s more about the journey than about the goal. It’s great to have goals but your intentions will help create positive habits and more enjoyable memories as you work towards your longer-term goals.
- Write it down. Putting pen to paper can help make sure you create clear intentions and helps keep track of your accountability.
- Be kind to yourself. Nobody is harder on you than you. Understand that there will be struggles and challenges along the way but staying true to your purpose will allow you to achieve the outcome at the right time.
Remember that if you decide to set intentions for the new year you do so from a place of clarity, focus, and kindness and not a place of negativity. And if you need help? Just ask! No one should go through this alone.
Cheers to the new year!