As we head into the new year, I wanted to call into question the typical rhetoric we so often hear about setting new year’s resolutions. As you navigate this time, ask yourself would it be more beneficial if you set new year’s intentions instead of resolutions? What would it look like if you were able to put an emphasis on connections instead of tasks to do? 

Reframing New Years Resolutions

If you are feeling overwhelmed with having to come up with a big resolution, not to mention creating a plan to achieve it, know that you are not alone. I want to challenge you to reframe the way you look at resolutions this year. Instead of setting a resolution let’s set tangible intentions. 

What are some intentions you have for this new year? Here are some examples..

  • Spending more time with friends and family
  • Finding ways to give back to the community
  • Practicing more self care habits
  • Learning to let go of what you can not control
  • Finding more ways to practice empathy and love 

These are just some common intentions you could set for this new year. I find these to be more tangible and easier to implement than one big resolution. 

Glimmers vs. Achievements

Glimmer: A glimmer is to “shine faintly with a wavering light” and could be described as a micro-moment you have noticed during your week where you feel or experience a sense of:

  • Feeling safe – Open to trust
  • Calmness – In the flow
  • Feeling grounded – Joy
  • Connected – Hope
  • At ease – Peaceful

Compared to achievements, glimmers do not have to be big and extraordinary. We are looking for glimmers that move you towards a calmer mind, nervous system, and emotional regulation. Achievements can sometimes feel like “bigger” moments that take longer to reach. Glimmers are those smaller moments of ease and joy. What glimmer moments have you had recently? 

What next?

Reframing your new years goals and choosing to focus on micro-moments can create an internal shift of ease and decrease stress. If you are craving a community of support as we start this new year, sign up for my Mindbody Reset Community here. 

This would be a great way to have accountability and connect with women that are doing the same work as you. Shifting and changing and making room for growth is not easy, but having people you can connect with, helps give you a foundation of support. As always, thank you for saving room for me in your inbox and I look forward to connecting with you further.

Sending love and wellbeing your way!

Lisa 🧠

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