Thoughts on New Year’s Intentions:
Yes, I like to call them intentions, rather than resolutions. Here are 4 tips for intentional living in the new year. We have found these tips to be helpful for adults and for the teens with whom we work.
- Set realistic intentions. Reflect on what is do-able. Perhaps break it into chunks, accomplishing your goals step by step or as writer Anne Lamott has said so beautifully, bird by bird.
- Select an intention that reflects your heart’s desire. That’s right. Think about what matters to you. Go there.
- Find a community of support. Who can encourage and support you? Who can you be accountable to? It really helps! Personally, I find this tip to be especially helpful.
- Have an open-handed, open-hearted spirit toward your intentions. Sometimes, life happens and we must readjust our goals to encompass some new or unexpected reality. Imagine seeking balance between change and acceptance; acceptance and change.
May you welcome the new year with hope and the intentions of your open-heart.