Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Setting Intentions

Ready to play semantics with me?

I've made resolutions for the year, right? That whole "be aware of complacency/be nice to myself/let myself heal/travel" thing. Well, now, I'm setting intentions. I'm sure you're wondering about the difference between the two.

They are pretty much two sides of the same coin. Both help to commit us to strive for change. I'd like to think of resolutions as concrete, long-term goals whereas intentions are present moment shifts in perspective. Intentions are things we strive for in our moment-to-moment. I'd like to think of resolutions as yearly goals and intentions more like daily or weekly goals. 

Total semantics, right?

Especially since many of these "intentions" actually seem like long-term goals.

Whatever. It's my blog. I can do what I want to. :)

30 intentions for 2013
Be aware of complacency
Be more up-to-date on research for work
Save $$ and reduce debt
Study the yoga sutras
Take chances
Follow a budget
Meditation practice
Practice other kinds of yoga
Overcome fears
Learn to like myself
Start a yoga blog and website
Be more responsible with $$
Learn to say "no" and not feel guilty
Focus on one yoga pose a month
Start my yoga business
Read more books and poetry
Be more organized
Ask for what I need and want
Be kind to myself
Cultivate relationships
Be mindful of my eating
Accept the unknown

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