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The Best Intentions=Success

By January 10, 2022No Comments
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Happy New Year! Find Yourself in Dedication Station!

Tis’ the season for goals, intentions, and (in yoga) MANTRAS for the year. Here are some tips for setting goals for yourself that are meant to guide you rather than intimidate, frustrate or scare you.
Whether New Year’s Resolutions are a thing for you or not, we all go through similar patterns with our goals️ and desires.
Let’s be honest for a second. How many times have you said:

“I want to eat healthier”
“I want to exercise more”
“I want to spend less time on my phone”

and never really did any of those things?

We know we have!

Here’s why: When you focus all of your energy and attention on what you want to achieve, you don’t focus any on HOW you will achieve it. 

The growth equation always needs a What and a How.
First ask yourself what you want to cultivate.
Then ask yourself how you can cultivate that.
The path to your What can look many different ways. Say “I can” instead of “I will”.
Brainstorm all the Hows that can organically cultivate your What.
Once you have a few ideas on how to get from A to B, you can pick one or two to things to get started with!!

For example:
What do you want for yourself?
“I want to eat healthier”

Some ways on HOW to start accomplishing this goal:
Prep fruit and veggie snacks to easily grab
Have 3 days of healthy lunches packed at a time for work/school (easy grab and go!)
Go to bed earlier (10 pm) so I stop snacking on chips and popcorn late at night
Make sure to eat at least 2 veggies at each meal

Now, pick one or two of those How options and start playing with it. See what works for you!

The options are ENDLESS and they are focused on what you can do today, tomorrow, this week. They put the power back in your hands and help you build confidence in your ability to care for yourself.

Also, the goal becomes tangible, not just an idea you feel far away from or incapable of achieving. Behavior & Goals are connected on So. Many. Levels.

Live your best life ????