New Year’s Intentions

New Year’s Intentions

  • Posted by kaleigh
  • On January 13, 2018
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Here are the cold, hard facts: According to the internet (this place where they keep all the stuff that’s true), only 8% of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions. 8%?! How’s that for a downer? Yet some of us do it year after year after year…

92% of resoluters dream of being this person: gloriously toned, sugarless, debtless, patient, someone who doesn’t complain, doesn’t have a bad habit, travels the world, and goes on dates with the wife every Friday night. But, around January 15th, this person gets shoved into a gently used gym bag and set aside for the next January 1st. Might we suggest a different approach?

Instead of setting a grip of goals that are grandiose in scale and when you get real, don’t seem like a whole lot of fun (ie. Never eating sugar again? Sounds like a whole lot of boring...), why not set an intention? Remember the last time you were in yoga and the instructor asked you to set an intention for your practice? Were you like, “set a hooty-whaty?” Or did you know exactly what you were doing?

Just so we’re on the same page, an intention is a word or a phrase that embodies how you want to show up for yourself and for the world. Why not simplify your goal setting and set an intention for your year instead? For THE YEAR! The year to end all years! (Well, hopefully not, but how about just for a really great year?)

Well? Why don’t you? Right now. Pick a word and breathe with it for a bit. Try it on. Notice if it strikes a chord in your beautifully beating heart strings...

Daring
Joy
Intent
Adventure
Creative
Sexy AF
Passion
Play
Grateful

Give it some thought. Set an intention and GO! Post it on the mirror, in your wallet, on your dashboard, as your lock screen… Choose something that resonates strongly and is the vibration you want to send out. Begin to move from that place. Speak from that place. Eat from that place. Sleep from that place. Have this be the word that flavors your life and watch the magic unfold.

« We'd love to hear your 2018 intention! Feel free to share it with us during your next class at the YogaLoft.