Susan Cabana Setting Intentions

Setting Intentions


The New Year is a great time to set intentions. After all, it’s about new beginnings, right? We start with a blank page waiting for us, ready to manifest the things that we want to improve on in the coming year. That’s our opportunity to look within, and to find a way to be the best self we can be.

But instead of setting the same old resolutions (you know the drill… transitioning from overindulgence of the holiday season to getting back into a daily routine), why not commit to some very real, life-changing shifts?

By that I mean the kind of transformations that empower us to be the best person, the best parent, the best friend, or the very best anything that we really can be.

It starts with an awareness to create a life that could be better, and by committing to growing, and doing whatever it takes to change. Even though it may be difficult.

Before setting all of our New Year’s resolutions, how about we take a moment to reflect on the present moment? Think about this past year: what you’ve accomplished, and what challenges you’ve dealt with, what decisions you’ve made, and what you’ve created. Write them down, breathe them in, and acknowledge all that you’ve done.

Setting intentions for 2016:

  1. Find a space that allows you to fully focus, and let some positive energy flow.  Take a few minutes to light a candle, meditate, or put some music on.
  2. Set goals. Look at everything you want. Dream big. Write down what you really want. It should excite you, and maybe even be far-reaching. It can be anything from making more money to a new job, or finding love or more happiness. But make sure they’re specific and measurable.
  3. Create a vision board, or type them up. Put in on Pinterest, or quietly in your own study. It doesn’t matter. As long as you have a place to reference your own ideas, it doesn’t matter. Just find a place that you can see view your goals on a regular basis.
  4. Breathe in your goals, and feel them. It’s important to make the connection between what your goal is and how it feels. Ultimately, it’s the feeling your end game gives you that is actually the end goal.

Over the next year, I’ll be talking a lot more about personal wishes. If you have any you’d like me to talk about, please let me know here.