Tomorrow is the start of a new year and a new decade. It’s that time of year when everyone starts with the new year/new me BS, the resolutions and the promises to change in the new year. The “new year smells like…” Seriously? Who is going to say the new year smells like shit? No one! And, Honestly, who can “smell” a year?
Why do we see/smell January 1 as the start of changing ourselves? Why do we feel the need to make these grand resolutions?
How many of us have actually kept our resolutions? Let’s ask all those people that flood the gyms in January. I know it rarely happens that we keep those resolutions because I was one of those people.
New year/New me? Why? I doubt that any of us are so awful that we need to completely overhaul ourselves to create something new. I am all about self improvement and making the world a better place. So why not do it daily? Why not just wake up each day and vow to be better, kinder, stronger and more authentic than you were the day before?
This is why I have a hard time picking a “word of the year” and do not believe in resolutions. I think it is far more beneficial to set an intention for the year. Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” How many times have you heard “What you think, you become,” or “Thoughts become reality”? Our thoughts have so much power so why not focus that power in a positive direction?
Once you set an intention, you may find your “word” if that is your jam. You may find deeper focus once you set your intention. That intention may permeate all areas of your life and help you reach your goals.
How the hell do I do set an intention, you ask….well here are some things to ask yourself:
*What matters to you?
*What do you want to build/create/grow in your life?
*What do you want to let go of?
*Who/what do you want to forgive in your life?
*What makes you proud?
*What fears do you want to let go of?
*What are you grateful for?
Open mind and heart
Act with courage
Give and receive love