Say No to New Year’s Resolution and say Yes to Being more Intentional
"While resolutions are important, so as to release stuck and delayed energy, intentions are the doorway to your goals and dreams.” Nisha Sanjeev says.
With that thought in mind, I decided to be more intentional about writing in my journal since I am not always consistent yet I always enjoy the benefits.
I journal before bed to reflect on my day and sometimes in the morning to set my intentions for the hours ahead. For me, it’s a soothing and insightful 10 minutes of contemplative quiet time.
Although I enjoy free flow writing about whatever is on my mind, I am also having fun exploring a new format. I found a new wellness journal that includes various prompts to stimulate ideas and also keeps me accountable to staying on track with my wellness practices.
I'm sharing them with you, so you can try them too!
The right prompts for great resolutions
Some of the prompts include: acts of self-care, acts of kindness, today I am grateful for, lessons learned today, and a section to document physical activity and meditative time.
Super inspiration to positively direct our mind and hearts!
Consistent reminders, repetition and rituals help build our intentions into the daily routine leading to the achievement of our goals with greater ease and enjoyment.
I’ll sometimes journal about these questions too:
- “What went well today?”
- “What challenges arose?”
- “What could I have done better?”
Numerous benefits rise out of journal writing:
- Brings mental clarity to day to day endeavours;
- Releases pent-up feelings or negativity;
- Allows you to explore episodes of anxiety and everyday stress;
- Brings light to your challenges and your successes;
- Enhances your self-awareness and teaches you about what uplifts you and what brings you down;
- Journal writing helps you awaken gratitude to shift your focus on what is right versus what is wrong;
- It is a safe space to explore dreams and desires or the mystical and magical;
- Journal writing is an ancient practice. Many great poets, musicians and philosophers like Rumi, Mozart and Marcus Aurelius kept a journal which lead to great creations.
Because we take the time to ask ourselves important questions, writing is another way of getting clear on what matters most to our hearts, soul and body, in all its wisdom.
And, with success and high hopes as our mental fuel, aligned action shared with others who support us on similar goals and aspirations is a proven strategy to deflect the energy from disappointments of past New Year's resolutions that went down the drain.
Tal Ben-Shahar, positive psychologist from Harvard, says "Research shows that to bring about lasting change, what we need are the three R’s — reminders, repetition and rituals.”
This research inspired our idea to design a supportive spirit boosting 30-day challenge to build a strong backbone to our positive well-being intentions.
We supply reminders and energetic support so you stay on track with uplifting and durable new habit building.
As a community, we will practice morning and evening routines together to enhance our well-being until they become perfectly part of your lifestyle. You will also receive daily Fast-Fit tips to reset quickly during the day when you need it the most.
(Stay tuned for more info to follow soon)
When our intention stems from our deeper inner WHY, the pathway to get there is smoother and more fun than the one that leads to a goal that is not deeply meaningful or fulfilling.
Moreover, feeling great shouldn’t be a chore. I know for myself, even if I wake up feeling foggy, experience a stressful moment or back pain during the day, my tool box is full of resources for me to quickly get back on track. That's exactly what I wish for all of you for this year !
My intention is to share my daily wellness tools with you and have fun celebrating our successes together.
Yay!! Where do we start?
Start here. What's your vision? What are your well-being goals? How would you prefer to feel most of the time?
For example, here are 3 intentions I journaled on January 1st
- Build and maintain healthy relationships; personal and professional
- Take care of my digestive health; (our gut health is directly linked to mood, energy, weight, skin, digestion, elimination and overall health)
- Business growth; spread the news about how School of Happiness can help people stay healthier and happier.
- What does your heart, your Inner Self inspire you to dream for yourself?
What do you feel the world needs now?
Bring down your higher inspirations into your day to day life !
Because energy flows where intention goes, where we place our focus, heart coherence and aligned action is what we manifest in our lives.
As each of my above stated intentions comes with a list of ideas, action steps and time lines to bring them into reality, with proper guidance, so will yours.
Dare to dream!
Start with a New Year's Mind & Body Tune-Up
Think of intentions as seeds you are planting now to reap the benefits of the harvest throughout the year.
Do you want to feel more supple or calm and centered?
Try this "Yoga Tune-Up".
Or join us for Live online classes starting January 10th.
Change is challenging you say?
For sure! Moments of discomfort are on their way.
But together, united, with clear and focused vision, connecting with a community who can help us get there, will supercharge your motivation.
After all we're all in this together. And I am super happy to cheer your best self along the path we’re on together.
Start with making a simple wellness decision and commit to take better care of yourself. Even 15 minutes a day will make a positive difference. Be gentle with yourself but partner up with the go-getters.
The ripple effect of a healthier lifestyle spreads collateral goodness into every area of your life. That is a promise I can guarantee.
And you will thank yourself for it.
Let’s start the year together with intention and stay fine tuned all year long!