Setting New Year Resolutions.
So, it’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with emails and articles about setting New Year resolutions and goals for the coming year.
I don’t know about you but I find the whole New Year thing rather stressful.
Such a lot of pressure put upon a date to have an enjoyable new year’s eve and then suddenly become superhuman and a ‘better’ version of ourselves, setting resolutions for the future year
The definition of a Resolution is: ‘a firm decision to do or not to do something’.
That’s pretty final!
Setting goals and setting New Year Resolutions
I agree it’s good to set goals throughout the year which help to keep ourselves on track heath wise or business wise.
We need to check in with ourselves regularly to see if we are on track or even if the goal is till one we connect with.
However, things change, circumstances change, we change so why put pressure on ourselves? We have enough of that already living busy lives!
So I thought to myself, as I sat surrounded by paper and pens trying to work out my yearly game plan and feeling overwhelmed ; “Enough! This needs simplifying”.
Setting an Intention Instead of Setting New Year Resolutions
Instead of resolutions I’m setting an intention.
The definition of intention is; ‘a thing intended; an aim or plan’. (Interestingly in the world of medicine it’s ‘the healing process of a wound’.) Now that sounds more do-able don’t you agree? Something to aim for but room for manoeuvre.
I’m setting just one intention…to be more mindful. So all I’m going to commit to doing this year is to be more aware of my decisions in choosing my goals. To be more in the moment of appreciating the lovely things and moments that will arise this year…and be more self-compassionate about the nasty things that too shall arise. That’s life..
It doesn’t matter if I ‘fail’ or stumble at achieving my goals. Simply being aware of where and how I am is enough. Being a Gemini I’ll probably change my mind about my goals numerous times throughout the year anyway :). To me that’s no bad thing.
As Buddah said,
“Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming .”
So why not join me by promising yourself you’ll simply try and be in the moment; To try and be more aware of your actions and feelings. Surely that alone will help lead you to achieve the goals you really hold in your heart?
Here’s wishing a happy and mindful new year ahead to you all!
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