Can you believe 2019 is here?! At the beginning of each year, we often get swept up into the "New Year, New Me" mentality resetting our goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. We establish a clean slate and put forth resolutions to achieve, but our excitement and goals fizzle out as life becomes busy. So what can we do to keep us on track? Set an intention instead of a resolution! Creating an intention will support your yearly goals because an intention is the reason why you are pursuing these goals.
With every goal and resolution, ask yourself - Why do you want to achieve this goal? What would accomplishing this goal mean to you? What WORD will help you accomplish the goal especially when you are feel unmotivated? Your WORD grounds you and acts as a simple reminder of your WHY to help you refocus on your goal.
As you set your New Year’s Resolutions, we wanted to share some examples of how you can create an intention in order to keep those resolutions!
These are the top 5 resolutions made every year:
- I want to be healthier.
- I want to practice self-care.
- I want to save up for a vacation.
- I want to read 1 new book a month.
- I want to learn a new skill or hobby.
Resolution: "I want to be healthier"
Whether it’s losing weight or getting fit, one of the most difficult parts to this goal is having the discipline to keep going. Maybe choosing to be healthier is also choosing to make the difficult choices that will make you feel better in the long run. There are so many different roads to health, and everywhere you look there is a new method, study, or expert telling us the "right way" to do things. Before getting caught up in "how" to do it, first ask yourself "why" you want to be healthier?
Resolution: "I want to practice self-care"
In our world today, we are constantly “plugged in.” We are bombarded with so many images of other people’s lives and who we “should be.” Sometimes the best medicine is to slow down, reflect, and do you. Why do you want to cultivate your own self care habits?
Resolution: "I want to save up for a vacation"
Finances are a tricky topic, especially when it comes to saving up for a big reward. Spending money gives us that temporary thrill of getting a treat, but can ultimately leave us wanting more. Saving money isn’t always fun, but a reminder of why you want to save for your next getaway may help you achieve your goal.
Resolution: "I want to read 1 new book a month"
One of the best ways to travel through time or space, to get a glimpse into the lives of our idols, or to learn about ourselves: books. Why do you want to read more books?
Resolution: "I want to learn a new skill or hobby"
Learning a new skill is fun! It's exciting, different and it brings joy. Sometimes we want to try new things so we can do it with a friend. Sometimes it's because it's something we've always wanted to try, but there was never time or opportunity. This journey is not without it's difficult moments, why do you want embark on this new journey?
Studies show that understanding your ‘why’ and creating a reminder can increase the success rate of achieving your goals. So, what doors of possibility will you open with your intention this year? To help you find your WORD for 2019, we invite you to take our new WORD Finder quiz!