The new year is a great time to reset, re-evaluate, and create new intentions for the year ahead. However, setting these resolutions can be difficult. Below we lay out a few steps to create meaningful and achievable intentions for the new year.
Create a Comfortable Space
Creating meaningful intentions requires a comfortable space in which you can focus. Whether that is alone in your room, at a local coffee shop, or gathering with friends, seek out the ideal environment for you to think and reflect.
If choosing to stay home, candles can help create a tranquil environment.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to reflect and come up with meaningful goals. Try to explore different ideas and values over several days to avoid feeling rushed or overwhelmed. This time allows you to really determine what is important to you.
If feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the process, CBD can help calm your mind and help you focus.
Find Your Process
Each person has their own reflection method and process. It may be more discussion based in a group setting, a solo journaling exercise, collage making session, or just time to think and reflect.
If helpful, consider using the following prompts to guide your process:
Who am I?
What matters most to me?
Where am I (in reference to the past, especially the year behind me)?
Consider Key Concepts for the New Year
After you have established a more meaningful foundation, start considering your wishes for the next year. A word, phrase, or image may come to mind. These key concepts serve as a framework for your intentions in the year ahead.
Create Steps for Each Intention
Once you have come up with one or more concepts, reflect on what it would look like to take steps toward those intentions. Come up with as many examples as you can.
Though resolutions are never easy to keep, hopefully, these steps will help you create more intentional and meaningful intentions that you can stick to in the New Year. From all of us at Flourish + Live Well, we are wishing you and your loved ones a very healthy and wellness-filled 2022!