Resolutions are often set in the hope that lasting positive life changes are created. Unfortunately in reality, research suggests that by the third Sunday in January most people have given up. Why is this? Surely if we set resolutions they are something we want to do? This is where intention setting can help.
What is intention setting?
Compared with a resolution, setting an intention is not an all or nothing approach. Resolutions are often large overarching goals that, without a plan for how they will be achieved can easily be forgotten about or deemed too difficult. Intentions can be used to break down your goal into smaller, manageable parts taking the pressure off a set goal. Intentions have a wider focus and importantly are flexible, helping you to avoid the feeling of failure.