So the new year is fast approaching and boy do I mean fast, because it’s actually the day after tomorrow! Have you set resolutions for 2015 yet? If you haven’t, let me suggest you try something different. Instead of setting resolutions, why not set intentions? Intention setting is far more powerful than setting resolutions. When we set a resolution we limit ourselves to a set of items that need to be crossed off or “resolved” by a certain time frame. Instead of looking at our goals for the new year as a list of to-dos, we should be setting intentions of what we aim to achieve in the upcoming year.
By declaring your intentions to the universe and yourself, you are allowing magic to occur behind the scenes. Your soul emits an energy or frequency of waves that attract your said intentions. There is a big difference between setting intentions versus just stating or writing out your goals. When you have the intention to do something, you are not only thinking of the goal in mind, but you are also thinking of accompanying thoughts and actions that will coincide with your intentions. It’s like your brain is on hyperdrive and it is aligning your intention with all the little steps you should and could be implementing to help you achieve your desired intentions. By setting intentions, you allow yourself to be in the present moment while thinking and planning for the future.
Resolution setting is different. It forces you to think of only the future and when you will finally achieve the resolution. It takes away from your goal because it is seen as achievable or unachieveable. Your mind is being occupied by the wrong thoughts or being channelled in the wrong way. Your mind cannot think of accompanying actions that will help develop your goals or come up with other crazy alternate plans. It’s either a yes I achieved my resolution or no I didn’t achieve it. Whereas, if you set intentions, your focus is being simultaneously channelled in the present moment and the future so that you can actually manifest actions to help you achieve your goals, while also keeping your eye on the prize.
So, before you go into the new year, ask yourself of what your intentions are for the upcoming year. Ask yourself of what you wish for most from deep down inside your soul. Then with that intention set in place, focus on how you can manifest those intentions through certain actions. Doing this, you will achieve most if not all of your intentions for the new year.
“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” ~ Cavett Robert