Do you set intentions for the new year? I have to admit - I have tried in the past but given up after finding it incredibly hard to stick to whatever lofty goal I decided on!
A couple of years ago, I came across the idea of first reflecting on the year that was (other than just to be glad it’s over!!) before setting any new year resolutions or intentions and this has been a much more successful process. This has helped me unpack and discover what had been preventing me from achieving previous resolutions.
The new year is a perfect time to clean the slate and ‘start fresh’. But, to do this in any meaningful way we need to first take the time to review and reflect on the year that has passed. What went well? What didn’t? What were some unexpected delights? Challenges? This is no easy task, but I have found it so valuable for making lasting change. I highly recommend this for anyone who may be feeling stuck and about to make the same New Year resolution as last year.
These questions came from a podcast I follow with Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement. If you'd like to listen to her and her co-host's reflections and intention setting for some inspiration, have a listen to this episode.
Completing and Remembering the Previous Year
Creating a New Year
So this summer, take the time to pause, reflect and review so you are better equipped to set yourself some powerful, relevant intentions for 2020.
Here's to a fabulous year!