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I know I'm like, a week behind the rest of the interwebs, but I thought I'd post a bit about intentions. Or you might prefer to call them resolutions, or goals.

That's where the hang-up is for me. I am realizing that I am not a very goal-oriented person. You may recall a few months ago when I had set 4 simple goals for myself to accomplish before December. I did not accomplish all of them. And now I feel bad.

Goals work great for many people, but not for me. To me, they are benchmarks for what I have not accomplished; they do not motivate me, they are only reminders of how I have failed. Yesterday during yoga class, however, we came to one of my very favorite parts of practice: setting an intention.

Why would this be so special to me, when I detest goals so much? Maybe the difference is subtle, but to me it is huge. I want to be purposeful in my living and choices, and reminding myself of that in moments of need is SO SO useful to me. So I think that is my resoultion/goal for the year: to live with intention. Yes. My intention is to...live with intention. (Has that word lost all meaning for you yet? Heehee!)

This year, I intend...

-to make choices that support my health and well-being.
-to grow my blog and cultivate this space.
-to ground myself more firmly in my yoga practice.
-to turn 30, and realize the person (woman! I still feel weird calling myself that) I have grown into.
What are your resolutionsgoalsintentionsplans for this New Year? If you posted about it, leave me a link in the comments to check it out!

shanti >> sondra



  1. i like your intentions for the year. found your blog thru the apothecary circle :)

  2. Ashley Tamber1/9/13, 6:51 AM

    A list of things to do can often feel constricting, and I don't usually do well with those either. I decided to keep mine simple with a word for the year (inspired by Apothecary Circle) and sort of letting that fall into all I do. I've seen that others have a word for the month as well as a word for the year and I kind of like that idea too.

  3. abhaya_sondra1/9/13, 9:48 AM

    I love your word! Focus is something I could use more of, too.

  4. abhaya_sondra1/9/13, 9:52 AM

    Thanks, Richelle! I LOVE your creations in your etsy shop, especially the doily dreamcatchers! So pretty.

  5. I like intentions rather than goals too Sondra.. my intention for 2013 is to be mindful, which ended up being my word of the year :)