Today is December 29, 2020 and it’s a time when lots of people start to thing about New Year’s resolutions. I used to make resolutions every year and very soon after the first of the year, like most things in my life, I would end up giving up on these resolutions, either consciously or unconsciously. I have learned that resolutions don’t work and for the last few years have given up on them. Some years, I have tried to change my mindset, but that hasn’t really helped.
This year, I am going with the term intention. What are my intentions this year? This is one thing that I keep thinking about and plan to set SMART goals. The SMART acronym stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. This acronym is something I learned in my career, I just need to remind myself. Now how does this work? S stands for specific, which means you want to have a specific goal to work toward. M stands for measurable, meaning you want to be able to measure your success. A stands for achievable which means you wants to be able to accomplish it and feel successful. R stands for relevant, meaning you want it to matter in your world. Finally, T stands for time sensitive, meaning you want time limit on the goal you are working towards.
I want to take time to be very intentional with 2020. I plan to be more positive with my wording this year. My intentions are to follow through with my passions. Where I need to get more specific is with what my passions are. I can easily say my passion is learning about holistic living, but what does that really mean? I guess that is what I need to figure out, what is living a holistic life in my eyes?
Between now and the next couple of days, I plan to think about how I want to start my year and how I can be specific with my intention to follow my passion of living a holistic life. In about 2 1/2 weeks, I will be having surgery to help prevent ovarian cancer and reduce my breast cancer risk due to having the BRCA2 mutation. I will have 2 weeks off from work and in those 2 weeks, I hope to do some research on living holistic life. While my BRCA2 mutation has made me more interested in living holistic life, I haven’t been able to follow through with it. My intention this year is to follow through with living a holistic lifestyle.
I guess my intention is follow through with my passions, which happens to be living holistic life. Now it’s time to break down what living a holistic life really is.
Do you make resolutions or intentions?