New Year’s Resolution – Set Intentions Instead

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New Year’s Eve and reflections abound on the year past. Was it a good or bad year? Eyes turn to the coming year with new hope of a fresh start.

We make our resolutions; to exercise more; to lose weight; to drink less; to make time to visit friends and family. Every year we tell ourselves that this year we will hold to our resolutions. By February, most of us revert back to our usual habits.

Why not try tangible intentions instead of vague resolutions?

Here’s an example. Many of you may already be familiar with the S. M. A. R. T. acronym. Below is an example of a tangible, achievable intention.

Specific – I want to do yoga once per week

Meaningful – it will help me to relax and be flexible

Action oriented – I will book 1 month’s worth of classes ahead of time

Realistic – I can spare the time once per week

Timely – I will start in January, 2016 and repeat the process for each month this year

If you want to succeed in making a real change in your life then it is necessary to put it in your daily or weekly plan. Creating a tangible plan is far more likely to generate the results you want.

What is your S.M.A.R.T. intention?

 

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