As the new year is slowly poking its head around the corner, it’s very easy to feel the excitement raise.
After the year that we all had, looking to the new year can seem like the safe haven we have all been desperately needing.
But, how do we make sure that 2021 doesn’t fall flat? Without sending out intentions for what we want, the new year could turn into bust.
There’s a way to fix this! Setting intentions for the year to come ensures that you have got a plan.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” - Benjamin Franklin
Living your life intentionally is the key to living your life with purpose. It pushes you further towards your most wanted goals and makes success feel all that more sweeter.
- You have got to decide
In order to set up your new year's intentions, you must decide what it is that you want.
Going into the new year blind and hoping for the best is the best way to come up short.
What kind of year do you want to have? For what purpose?
- Align your intentions with your values and beliefs
Living with intentions is living with a purpose. In order to make a solid plan with how you want to direct your year, you have to align it with what’s most important to you.
Prioritise what you find that you value the most - list it out and see where your intentions lie.
1. Create a vision
Now that you know what you want out of your year, and you’ve created a plan that aligns with your personal beliefs and values, you now have to get it out of your head and in front of you.
Dreams come alive most when you can see them. This could be through your journal, creating a Pinterest board dedicated to what you want out of 2021, or even creating your very own vision board.
Put it somewhere that you can see every single day.
This is you creating a physical plan. 2021 is just a piece of your imagination right now, but by getting it into a physical form - it becomes something you can construct.
2. Keep Track
Lastly, make sure to keep track of your progress. Rewarding yourself every step of the way is crucial. One of the causes of dropping goals for the new year, is not enough people give themselves a reward for their hard work.
Remind yourself how amazing it is that you're going after your goals by setting up something special for yourself in the new year.
Maybe if you stick with your plans, you will reward yourself with a trip next summer.
Get creative and make sure it is a reward that best suits YOU and will keep you pushing all year long.
Make your new year the year that you deserve by setting yourself up for success.
In order to make it into what you want, you have to start before it comes.
Make the necessary changes, construct a plan, and watch as the new year unfolds.
What are you hoping to get out of your new year?