How to set high intentions for 2021
Is it just us, or does the thought of setting new year’s resolutions for 2021 feel kinda…wrong?
Hear us out – we all went into 2020 with high hopes for an amazing year and for accomplishing new year’s resolutions like finally losing that last 10 pounds, getting more organized, cutting out sugar, traveling more, etc. What we got from 2020 though, was completely unexpected (we know you don’t need a play by play). So we asked ourselves - looking back on the past year, what were the moments from 2020 that really mattered? And how did 2020 change us?
Call us crazy, but 2020 did have a few silver linings. Many of us spent more time checking in with family and friends, exploring new hobbies, expanding our minds, getting creative, FINALLY getting some rest, and most importantly, getting to know ourselves better. Really, 2020 taught us the importance of being intentional with what and who we put our precious time, money and energy towards. That’s why this year we’re choosing to forgo making new year’s resolutions and instead, we’re setting high intentions for 2021.
While resolutions are goals focused primarily on an outcome, intentions focus on both the outcome and the journey to that outcome, encouraging us to be more present. Here are our tips for setting high intentions for 2021 and becoming the highest version of yourself:
List the things that make you feel high on life
Take some time to reflect on the past few years. Ask yourself what brings you joy? What brings you bliss? What fuels you, inspires you, and gives you a sense of purpose or fulfillment? Write down everything from the people and things, to activities that come to mind.
Visualize your highest selfAt the end of 2021, what will your life ideally look and feel like? Imagine you are that person already, and on a piece of paper, write down in detail your perfect day from start to finish.
Set intentional goalsPulling from your lists above, create some intentional goals that will help you live out that perfect day you described in detail as the highest version of yourself.
Create a mantraIt’s time to incorporate these intentions into a statement that can serve as a daily reminder and motivator! You can write it out each morning when you wake up, or perhaps repeat it to yourself any time your day starts to feel stressful.
Now that you’ve set your high intentions for 2021 – the real work (and fun) begins! It’s easy to start off a new year with tons of motivation, and quickly lose sight of our goals once life gets in the way. This is where the real beauty of your high intentions statement for 2021 comes in. It’s something that should help you feel inspired and motivated each day. Make sure to remember that each day is a new chance to live life as that highest version of yourself you imagined while also working towards your goals. Cheers to a year full of high on life moments and becoming the highest versions of ourselves!