Ok, I have a theory about resolutions and why so many of us abandon them shortly after the New Year. Any guesses what it could be? Here it is – I suspect the problem has to do with resolutions not including a plan or path to success.

This year consider setting an intention instead of a resolution. With an intention, you are doing more than just setting a goal, you are also giving thought to how to achieve that goal.

Here’s what I mean:

Resolution: I will lose 10 pounds.

Intention: I will choose to eat more nutrient-dense whole foods and less packaged convenience foods with added sugars.

The example resolution states a clear goal but does not include a path to reaching it. While the example intention is focused on taking action and specifies what that action is. So if your goal is to drop some pandemic-pounds, give yourself a path to success by creating an intention.

What do you think?

Ready to try setting an intention? Write it down, tape it to your bathroom mirror, and use it as a daily reminder of your goal. If you could use some support with creating an intention around health for 2021, drop me a line!

Intention setting is one of the first things we do in The RESTART® Program. It helps participants get clear on their “why” for joining. We still have a few spaces available for the group beginning Tuesday, January 5th. Click to learn more and register today!

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