Do this instead...
Don't do it...don't set out more resolutions that you're just going to abandon.
That's just going to make you feel bad. 🥺
According to the stats, 80% of everyone who sets a resolution lets them go by January 19. It's actually called 'quitters day' because of this.
Does that mean you don't try to create change in your life?
Absolutely not. Learning how to create what you want is intimately connected to the evolution of your soul.
Why Resolutions Fail
But first, let me explain, on an energetic level, why resolutions fail.
We create or attract, or perpetuate what is underneath our intentions and our desires.
So if your resolution is to go to the gym every day, the question to ask yourself is, 'what is underneath that desire?' Is there anything at all? If you've given it zero thought and just tossed it out there, it's not going to happen.
But what if there are other things underneath wanting to go to the gym? What if, for example, you are unhappy with yourself?
Is the gym the answer? Maybe, but maybe it's only part of the answer.
Maybe you need to heal something or address something in your life - maybe that's the key to finding happiness with yourself.
What's the alternative?
Intentions give us an opportunity to set out what we want for ourselves rather than creating a project or goal to accomplish.
Intentions let our inner-self bring or attract to us the many varied ways our intention can be answered, which gives us choice.
What does an intention look like?
An intention is setting out something you desire or want in your life so that it can manifest.
Here are a few steps to help you create your first intention for 2023:
1. Ask yourself:
What are you really seeking?
What is the energy underneath your resolutions?
What is an intention that can replace a resolution, such as 'going to the gym,' for example?
A healthy body?
To love yourself more?
2. Once you have your intention close your eyes and
first find the energies underneath your intention. Let's explore 'a healthy body.' Maybe underneath this intention are joy, relief, enthusiasm, and/or excitement.
then envision your intention manifesting and tap into what it feels like when it manifests.
then take the energies underneath, the vision of it manifesting, and the feelings, and wrap all of that up into a seed.
visualize a beautiful, rich piece of soil and plant the seed.
then hand this piece of soil to your higher self and let the manifestation process begin.
as your days unfold, follow the threads of what shows up for, what you are inspired to do or not do, and remember to curate what shows up. You don't have to accept something if it isn't quite right. Be thankful, celebrate what you created, and then refine your intention to take into consideration what wasn't right about this manifestation.
Sum it up for me... how and why is an intention different from a resolution? Pop it into the comments! You'll lock this information in by putting it into your own words.