Oh, how we all have anxiously awaited your arrival! Many people are claiming that this will be their big year, the year that they have been waiting for, the year that will really count. I want that for everyone who is setting out to accomplish big things, but I want to let you in on the way to make those accomplishments become a reality.
Intentions Over Resolutions
Spiritual leader and MD Deepak Chopra defines intentions as "a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish."
Unlike a goal, which focuses solely on the ending, intentions allow us to pay more attention to the journey and monitor progress based on feelings. In setting intentions, we get to release ourselves from expectations, be more mindful, and connect more to the experience of the intention itself.
Some examples of intentions can be:
• I intend to act with kindness & compassion
• I attract abundance in all areas of my life
• I trust myself to handle challenges with grace
• I allow myself the space to learn and grow
Bonus: Connect To The Why
Do you know the intention behind your intention? If your "why" is disconnected from your deeper desires, chances are the intention will no better serve you than a boring old resolution would have.
Perhaps your "why" is that the intention helps you to be the best version of yourself. Maybe it's that the intention embodies your core values. Connecting to your personal why can help us be reflective along the journey rather than focusing on the end goal.
Let's Set Intentions Together
Need a little help with your 2018 intentions? Let's connect and talk about how I can help!