2018: Doing More of What I Love
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Last year, at the end of 2016, I set many lofty goals for 2017. Did I accomplish all of them? Hell no. But what I gained in understanding is more important. I learned that setting intentions are more powerful than setting goals. When we set an intention, we put that out into the atmosphere, and the universe conspires to make that happen. Thus, bringing us many different opportunities to fulfill that intention. I've seen this happen in my life, and I find it way more easier to just let go and let God, rather than do more and achieve less.
Instead of setting lofty goals again this year, I am setting intentions. No more than three. My most significant intention that I'll be setting is to do more of what I love next year. This intention came out of realizing that sometimes I need a break from my surroundings — whether that's from home or work. Taking a break is healthy. As an introvert, I need my breaks to recharge; or else, I will go downhill... fast.
What do I love to do? I love walks around the park, pedicures, going to bakeries, dancing, and exercising. I'd love to do more of that this year, plus additional activities, like, going to an actual yoga class for the first time, meditating, and just being more active in general. I intend to do these things once a week, if money permits (😂). But thankfully, most of what I love to do is free or inexpensive.
I think setting intentions is better than setting goals, because with intentions, I can embody everything that I intend to be. Whereas with setting goals, some things are out of my grasp, and the process of getting to where I want to be seems so far away. But again, with setting intentions, I can be who I want to be now — in the present moment.
How do you feel about setting goals vs. setting intentions? Which one do you gravitate more to? And what are your goals/intentions for 2018? Let me know in the comments!