Health & Fitness

New Year Intention Setting

An alternative to making new year’s resolutions, intention setting can be practiced all year round

I am not a fan of making new year’s resolutions, however I do believe in intention setting. This can be a daily, weekly or monthly practice, in addition to something you do at the start of each year.

In the run up to new year’s eve, think about what you would like to achieve in the year ahead. Narrow that down to one, two or three specific intentions and write these down. Write them in the present tense as though they are already a fact. For example, instead of writing, “I will practice yoga daily”, write your intention as, “I practice yoga daily”.

Once you have your intentions written and you are happy with them, find a quiet space to sit on your own and complete the following practice.

For each intention ask yourself these three questions and sit for a few minutes to think and feel the answers to each.

  • What do I have to do to make this a reality?
  • What do I need to let go of to achieve this?
  • How will I feel once I have achieved this?

I like to attach the intentions to an aroma also. Perhaps choose your favorite essential oil or blended aroma and inhale this as you set your intentions. Whenever you think of your intentions throughout the year, use the same aroma to increase your focus, and whenever you happen to use your favorite aroma your intentions will be brought to mind.


Sara Jones

Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert, Spa Consultant,

Speaker and Founder of Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe magazine

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