I know that January is the time for setting those ever-fun “New Years Resolutions” but what I like to do instead is to set an intention for the year (I also set intentions daily and monthly!). The difference between an intention and a resolution is big. Resolutions have very defined end results which can easily set us up to feel overwhelmed, even more they can set us up for failing to meet them… and, then that sets us up for beating ourselves up because we couldn't meet on our demands. Intentions, on the other hand are about feelings, more specifically about how we want to feel. Think: I want to feel healthy and vibrant vs. I want to be ten pounds skinnier. Or: I want to feel more at ease financially vs. I need to find a new job that pays more money. Or: I want to be in a supportive and fun relationship with my partner vs. I need to find the man/woman of my dreams and she/he needs to do X for a living, make X amount of money and drive X car.
If you want to get a clearer idea on the difference and importance of choosing intentions over resolutions check out this video.