Here it is people, a gentle reminder about those resolutions you set 28 days ago that you may or may not have forgotten about. How are they going? Have you continued to work on them or have you let them go? Why do so many resolutions go forgotten about? Well friends, it’s all about staying intentional.
A new year is a great time for a fresh start and setting new goals. People all over the world, myself included, set resolutions for the new year to come for a variety of reasons. If you missed it, you can check out my 2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals right here! I feel like when people set these goals, or resolutions or intentions or whatever they may be called, I think people have the best intentions to actually follow through on them. But yet, year after year they are forgotten about.
Don’t get me wrong, I, myself, am notorious for dropping a resolution like a hotcake after like, two weeks. But why? What happens to our fierce commitment and excited souls as the year goes on?
My guess? We lose our intentionality as life gets crazy.
We get caught up in the to-do lists, the work hours, the group projects, and the thing we call life. Our resolutions quickly fall to the waistline and poof, they are gone. Then, before we know it, we have forgotten the fierceness we felt towards these goals we had been so excited about on New Year’s Day.
So what do we do about it? How to we get back to those resolutions that we were so excited about?
Reset your intentionality of your day. Notice how I did not say life, I said day. Each day, as you wake up in the morning rethink your intentions for that day and think about what you can do that day to work towards your resolutions. If it makes it easier for you, plan it out the night before! Sit down and write it out if that helps. Let me explain what I mean with a simple example…
If you resolution is to “Lose 20 pounds”, wake up each day thinking about a small something you can do to achieve that. Put your workouts in your day’s to-do list, park your car further away from the grocery store entrance, ask a friend or neighbor to go for an evening walk. All of these small somethings are things that you can do every day to change your entire life. And setting the intention to do these things will change your mindset. And once you have worked on that, you’re golden pony boy.
Making small changes and setting your intentions each day to focus on your resolutions will help you actually follow through on them! The way I am doing this is holding myself accountable and using things like my Health, Happy, YOU book. As you work on your resolutions, tag me in them on Instagram! I would love to see you setting your intentions and working towards the things that excite you. Using the #HappyWellYear on Instagram will help to me follow along! How are you going to set your intentions?