Have you ever noticed what happens as soon as the clock hits midnight on Christmas Day? Everyone stops talking about the magic of the holidays and gets right into stressing about the new year.
Instead of pressuring yourself to set resolutions, set rituals. The ritual I’m proposing helps you focus on your positive intentions and the purpose of those intentions. Unlike a resolution, which is full of rigidity and obligation, the result of this ritual leads to informed actions. The questions to ask yourself are:
By "start doing" I mean — what goals do you have in mind for 2023? How do you need to reach those goals? What things have you put off doing because they seem hard or scary? What bucket list items do you want to check off? What do you feel the need to start?
By "stop doing" I mean — what things, assumptions, stories or emotional cycles do you want to set down? What could you release that would free you to create the career, relationships, or legacy you want? What held you back in 2022?
By "focus on" I mean — how are you intending to show up this year? If you were living in line with your purpose or your heart’s desire, what affirmative qualities are you demonstrating?
Remember we’re focusing our minds on what we want to create and how we want to be. And these words aren’t goals or outcomes. They are the means to you accomplishing your goals. They are intended to be the guideposts for your behavior that year.
After completing this ritual myself, I came up with 5 intentions for 2023. Here are my 5 intentions for 2023…
I share these 5 intentions not to promote comparison, but inspire cultivation! I encourage you to take time to cultivate what 2023 can be for you and mean for you.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, when we give ourselves the space to cultivate, magical things can happen!