The New Year is here and you’ve likely set a New Year Resolution. But we all know that setting a resolution doesn’t stick long term. It’s like the word diet, it doesn’t normally stick but if you make healthy eating habits your norm it will last.
So What Is a Resolution?
A firm decision to do or not to do something by definition. A firm decision yet that doesn’t mean that it will be a lasting decision just a firm decision that is made upon the brink of the New Year when you reflect on how you can be better, healthier, happier in the New Year.
You reach for something that can potentially bring you a better, healthier or happier self.
So you start the new exercise routine, new diet, give up drinking alcohol, give up sugar or sweets you know the list. We’ve all done it at some point.
But, do you stick with this resolution for the entire year? Do you truly make the core changes you need to make in order to successfully fulfill your resolution?
If you answered yes, then great! You’ve attained the ability to undertaking how to make a true change for yourself.
However, if you answered no and know that your changes slowly start tapering off by mid-January or early February then perhaps you need to think of it in a new way.
What If Instead of a New Year Resolution You Set Your Intentions for the New Year?
What Is Intention and How Is It Different Than a Resolution?
Intention is being mindful of a plan. Setting your Intention for being healthier. Sit and truly think and resonate with the steps on how to be healthier. It will be different for everyone. Perhaps, your intention will be to be healthier, happier, more present.
Intention sets the groundwork for the power of manifestation. And that is what will make the real change. The power of intention sets the law of attraction into manifesting, thus obtaining your original intention.
It’s deliberately thinking and being in your intention every day. Rather than forcing your self to not eat this or that. Rather you are intending greater things for yourself by making a healthier choice at that moment.
You take the intention moment by moment, rather than trying to make the resolution happen right away all at once. Which is what you probably feel you have to do to obtain your goal. Then the idea of the goal becomes overwhelming and then you begin to waiver from your resolution.
Intending for greater, better, healthier, happier things in your life is much more powerful than setting a resolution. It changes the way you think about the goal for yourself. It gives it more meaning and substance.
You’re doing it for your highest self and you will choose to honor that part of you.
How much more likely do you think you’ll make the changes you are seeking, by thinking about it this way?
I ask you to honor your highest self and seek an intention for your well-being. That may be spiritual, emotional or physical. Start with a plan on how to achieve this for yourself and begin there. Remember to choose the intention at the moment.
Love yourself and know that change and growth is a process. Embrace it and allow it to happen by setting your intention.
I wish you peace and guidance on your journey. Take care and be well. Happy New Year!
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