Right now, a lot of people are starting to think about their New Year’s Resolutions. Some people love them, some people hate them, and some people refuse to make any resolutions at all. New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to set up goals for the upcoming year, and they can also be a way to set yourself up to fail, and that’s why most people get frustrated.
What is a resolution? A resolution is “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict or problem.”
One thing I learned about this year in yoga is setting my intention of my practice each day. What is an intention? An intention is “the thing you plan to do or achieve.”
I’d much rather start of my year planning to achieve something than trying to solve a conflict or a problem.
Over the next week or so I’m going to come up with my list of goals for next year. Some may be simple and some may be more involved, but I’d like to start 2014 with a list of specific things I would like to accomplish or change. Anything vague like “lose weight” or “workout more” isn’t really very easy for me to execute. Something specific, such as “run a 10K,” is a goal I know how to plan for and accomplish. This way, I’m setting myself up to succeed this upcoming year, and my list of 2014 Intentions will become my list of 2014 Accomplishments!