I love setting out goals for the future.
Ask me my five-year plan and I’ll tell you straight away.
So when it comes to new year’s resolutions, I’m in my element.
But this time of year can bring with it pressure to make a lofty set of plans.
That’s why a different approach is in order.
What about ‘new day’s resolutions’?
How about we start by defining our intentions for today?
And ask ourselves whether these intentions match our values.
For example, I have a personal value to be a good parent.
So how will my intentions for today fit these values?
My intentions might go something like this:
- I will speak kindly to my kids wherever possible.
- I will make sure they eat at least 2 types of fruit and 2 types of vegetables today.
- I will encourage them to burn off energy for at least 30 minutes straight.
These are some examples of three intentions which fit under my larger life value.
Why not take a moment to write down your personal values?
Then list three intentions that fit within these values, each morning.
I’m not so worried now about my 2020 resolutions.
A healthier approach is to start with today – then tomorrow – and so on.
Happy New Day!
Ali – It’s a God Thing