Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. Day 31.
Resolution you wish you’d stuck with.
I resolve to no longer make resolutions.
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. In my experience, a resolution tends to come from either a place of disapproval or depravity. Yuk. Instead I like to set New Year’s intentions. Doesn’t an intention just feel better than a resolution? It does to me. Setting intentions is the energetic equivalent of putting out the welcome mat for my desires.
Speaking of desires, I will also make a desire list for 2010. What’s the difference? The intentions are more broad and the desires are as specific and juicy as I can make them.
I like the idea of listing what I will stop doing this year as an act of self-love as inspired by Danielle LaPorte’s brilliant stop doing lists one and two. I don’t have to finish every book I start or answer every email within seconds of receiving it as if it’s urgent. Ahh…what a relief!
Looking back to move forward.
One of my New Year’s traditions is to write down all of my accomplishments for the prior year. All of them. I think through each month, look at my calendar and recall experiences so I leave nothing out. I go through all categories: career, communication, relationships, home, spirituality, adventure, personal growth, finances, family, fun, health, fitness, skills, and so on. Making this list helps me to realize how much I have actually done. Processing all of this success and taking note of it creates the space for more.
The Big Leap for 2010.
As for my umbrella intention for the new year, I aspire to live what Gay Hendricks calls Your Ultimate Success Mantra in his book, The Big Leap.
I expand in abundance, success and love every day, as I inspire others to do the same.
If I manage even a little expansion and inspiration, it’s bound to be a fun, meaningful year. Cheers!