The new year is a great opportunity to reflect upon the last months and set intentions and goals for the coming year… which will hopefully be better for all of us!
We welcome new beginnings with open arms
Although 2020 has been truly hard for most of us and it might be hard to recognize positive experiences, it’s still important to recognize what you’ve accomplished during the last year and to find moments of gratitude.
There are always things we can be grateful for - whether it’s connected to our personal growth, family, work, or health. We can’t expect things to go the way we want them to go unless showing gratitude also.
So what is an intention and how can you set intentions?
An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live and show up in the world. Setting intentions helps us bring our beliefs, emotions and actions into alignment.
You can simply write your intentions down on a piece of paper - but you’ll have to remind yourself of them regularly. You can set intentions for each day, each week, each month, or the whole year.
In the new year you might also want to have goals with clearer end results
While intentions are more about the journey, a goal has an endpoint or an expectation of success. New year’s resolutions are great, but remember to be fair to yourself. If there is something we’ve learned in 2020 it’s to enjoy the time we have together and to take care of our mental health. We recommend filling your resolution list with goals that are good for your soul.
It’s also great to reflect upon the year together as a family and create family goals, or help the kids create their own new year’s resolutions.
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