With the New Year fast approaching, and resolutions floating around, take a moment to clear the mind and focus on setting a new intention. New intentions allow for the setting of attainable and measurable goals, for the mind and body. Here are 5 simple steps that will take you into a happier and healthier New Year.
Make a List of intentions -not wants and needs
“I desire to . . . Ask yourself are these focused, realistic, positive, and healthy intentions? Ask yourself what I am doing to align myself with these intentions?
Align Yourself with Positive Opportunities
Positive Opportunities allow you to move toward your intentions, goals, and passions. Spend time with positive people who share similar goals. Network in your community and allow yourself to open up to opportunities that facilitate your intentions.
Clear out the Old
Clear out old habits, behaviors, and patterns of thinking. This is a critical step in setting new intentions. The New Year is a perfect time to let go and declutter your life to facilitate change. What negative thoughts are you done with? What patterns of thinking do you wish to stop? Think of this as streamlining your life, and keeping only what aligns with your intentions, goals, and passions. What environments or people are bogging you down or sucking your energy?
Gratitude is often left out of the process of goal setting. However, when you are setting an intention gratitude is a key component. Being kind, thankful, and appreciative, will allow you to move towards your intention.
You are responsible for yourself and the energy you bring into any environment. Take accountability for yourself and your actions. Contemplate the areas that you do well and examine the areas of your life that you need to improve.