Instead of setting resolutions this year, I suggest setting intentions. What's the difference? When we live intentionally first we do some self-reflection to see what our values are,what we want to experience, how we want to feel, and if there's anything we want to release. Then we create a statement that supports our intention. Think of it as a mission statement for your year.
Your core values are the character traits that you use to define yourself. They are the traits that we value most highly. Examples of some traits might be organization, honesty, enthusiasm, zest, compassion, empathy, bravery etc.
A great tool to discover your core character strengths and values is the UPenn Authentic Happiness website where you can take the VIA SURVEY OF CHARACTER STRENGTHS. Once you identify these values, the intentional choices you make for 2015 should align with your values.
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Include something new to try
We grow most when we are expanding our current reality so think of something you have never experienced that pushes your boundaries and tests your limits. Remember "life begins at the end of your comfort zone".
Put it out to the world
Write it in your journal. Put it on your vision board. Tell your partner. Tell your co-workers. The more you give voice to your intention, the more it gathers energy.
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