One of my absolute favorite things to do in December is to start planning for next year. Pen and paper, a hot cup of black coffee and some soft music set the scene, while I sit wrapped up in a quilt, reflecting on the year gone by and planning for the coming year.
But it wasn’t always so
There have been years – more than I care to count – when the change of the year was met with a dreary ho-hum, couldn’t care less attitude. Years when I broke my resolutions within days if not months…years when nothing seemed to happen…nothing seemed to change.It all changed when I stumbled upon the concept of intentions and choosing a focus word of the year. To be sure, it wasn’t a dramatic, sudden change. It took some time for me to work out how having a word of the year works, and even longer to understand how intentions work. But work they do – sometimes in ways we didn’t even expect!Let’s talk a bit about intentions
I’ve often heard people talking about intentions like they were magical – set an intention and all your dreams will come true, magically! But guess what?An intention without action is just a dream Click To Tweet
Intention needs to be backed up with action. If you don’t act, all the intentions and affirmations and law of attraction in the world will not help you. And what if you set intentions but cannot bring yourself to act on them? Well then, maybe it’s just a dream? Maybe it isn’t what you want, but what people are telling you that you want? It happens, and it can be hard to untangle that sometimes. This is where your word can help you.
Your word of the year + intention + action = magic
Your word of the year can help you hone in on what it is that you are wanting to call in to your life. If your intentions are not in alignment with that, maybe this is not the time to make them happen. Learning when your intentions are just dreams that don’t matter to you in the larger scheme of things opens you up to become more self-aware and in tune with who you really are.
Think on that for a while, and then tell me what you think?Your word of the year + intention + action = magic Click To Tweet
And if you want some help choosing your focus word for the year and planning a sparkly 2018 for yourself, download the Decoding the Year workbook.