I have never liked resolutions. Strike that: I like thinking about resolutions and writing them down, but there is always failure sitting in the back of my mind as I write. I have never made every resolution I have set, and I know it.
This time of year, talk of change is the buzz. Forget about what didn’t work this year, next year will be better. I will resolve to change and make right all the wrongs from the previous year. Many resolutions sound like this:
I will lose weight
I will exercise more
I will call my grandmother more
I will stop eating sugar
Tell me you don’t see the failure in that? People don’t just change because they resolve to do so. Without changing your thoughts, or diving into what you really want instead of wading on the surface of should’s and have to’s, real change doesn’t happen.
Intentions are softer and kinder. Intentions take on a deeper meaning and can be carried with you long after the year is over. They align with your values and priorities. For example, a value of mine is to live a healthier life which includes the diet and exercise categories. I believe it wards off disease and makes me a much happier person to be around. So my intentions look more like this:
To move as often as I can because I love the way my body feels when I do
To explore and find new foods to eat that my body appreciates
To spend energy on my relationships instead of on reality tv
However, intentions are hard. They force us to take a look at what is really going on with our thoughts. For many years my thoughts were a mess. They were wrapped up in negativity and judgement, and full of should’s. It’s hard to find discernment in that. Sound familiar?
There is hope! You are not alone in this. I am offering a new intention setting session. It is designed to help you tap into your intuition and what you really want out of your life. I will coach you through what aligns for you and what doesn’t. You will walk away with the tools to help you build intentions that last, making change a possibility.
The possibilities are endless and to me that is more exciting than resolutions. Work with me.