Happy New Year!
This week I am grateful for days like New Years and birthdays that push us to reevaluate and reexamine our lives in an effort to be happier, healthier people.
A friend of mine sent me this post, Forget Resolutions, Time To Set Intentions. What a spot on post about the flaws of resolutions and the power of setting intentions instead of resolutions that we are surely going to eventually break.
INTENTIONS SIMPLY ASK THAT WE GO THROUGH OUR DAY, HOUR-BY-HOUR, BEING AS MINDFUL, CONSCIOUS, AWARE AND AWAKE AS WE ARE ABLE TO BE IN THAT MOMENT.
Intentions invite us to do our personal work on becoming more of a human-being, and less human-doing or a human-thinking.
Such practices lead to a true internal change as opposed to a short lived superficial change. Why do we really make resolutions? We make them because we want to change something in our lives for the better. Instead of saying, “I’m going to go to the gym 3 times a week this year because I want to get in shape” why not set the intention of being healthier in the new year which means taking care of your body. The intention is a long term change whereas the resolution is a band aid that will surely fall off.
So here goes – In 2016 I AM:
What are your intentions for the new year?