2017 New Year’s Resolution…And Why I Won’t Be Making One

“If not, you are walking through life with your fists balled up expecting people to place something in your hands. Impossible.”

I hate New Year’s resolutions. First of all, I have a horrible memory. By the end of the year, I would never remember what I resolved to do. So I just don’t make them.

Instead, I am constantly reassessing. I journal a few times a week, just to keep me focused and purge my thoughts. And I do intention setting at the change of every season in accordance with each equinox and solstice and whenever there is a waxing moon.

Intention setting works better for me. I speak what I want out loud and then write it down somewhere I can see it. I meditate on it, see it clearly in my mind. This is also the time I decrease  time with things that no longer serve me. Whether it is a piece of clothing, some furniture, or an entire person, I get rid of it.

In order to do that, you have to be aware of what is lingering in your life, what you have allowed to hang around and zap your positive energy. And not only should you be aware of it, but you have to be willing to do something about it.

I firmly believe that you have to make room for the new things that you want to come in to your life. If not, you are walking through life with your fists balled up expecting people to place something in your hands. Impossible. You have to be willing to let go of some things in order to accept the new more positive things into your life.


So that job promotion that you want, that new home, or new relationship you’ve been wanting? You can’t have it until you let some things go. Set your sights on what you want. See it clearly. Let some things go. Let the Universe know that you are ready to receive. Then and only then, will all the pieces fall into place and you will receive all that is meant for you.

Do this at least four times per year. This way, you set intentions and goals that are attainable every three months. It’s more realistic and a much better chance that you will actually work at acheiving the goal.

I often find that there are things that I do not accomplish that I’ve written down. And every time it was that the thing I thought I wanted has no room in my life. The path that I’ve taken is often much better and bigger than what I saw for myself.

Intention Setting

  1. Use positive verbiage- Say what you will do and what you want versus what you won’t do. “I will vs I won’t”
  2. See it clearly- Visualize what you will look like driving in that car or living in that house that you want. Meditate on it.
  3. Speak it out loud- Once you get used to saying what you want, it feels like first nature. It feels like something that should belong to you. Say what you want so that the Universe hears you and returns it to you
  4. No Control Freaks allowed! You can’t set your intentions and then try to control the outcome. Speak it, meditate on it, set the intention free. What is meant for you will come to you at precisely the right time in your life.


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