How To Set Intentions And Thrive

January 3, 2020

Did you know that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? I’ve never been a fan of making resolutions, but I do believe the start of a brand new year is the perfect time to plant and sow seeds of intention into our lives as well as in our hearts in order to thrive.

Today, I’m sharing one of the tools I’ve been using for a while now. The Thrive Tracker is a simple resource I originally created as a way for me and my husband to step up our self-care. Though we’re pretty good about following my wellness pillars (being mindful about what we’re thinking, eating, drinking, and how we’re moving, resting and renewing), it’s hard to really know unless you track your actions.

Research shows that setting intentions is the best way to stay motivated, create momentum and ultimately thrive in our lives. This is why I’ve created the exact same tool we’ve been using on a daily basis at home in a downloadable, printable version just for you!

Get instant access to your free Thrive Tracker here

Wellness doesn’t manifest from lofty goals and deprivation. We need to be more gentle and compassionate with ourselves to see positive changes, refreshing the way we think about food and re-setting our mindset to create lasting results.

Achieving your wellness goals

Did you know that you can achieve your wellness goals in a more loving way? Positive intentions create positive results. Choosing healthy habits and intentions that add to our lives instead of focusing on the things we “should” take away or what others want for us, leads to an ambivalent attitude about really going after our dreams and goals. Here are a few positive intentions that will help you forget about resolutions, and instead, embrace wellness first and foremost through self-love:

I support myself in making food choices that nourish my body and make me feel good

This is a positive intention you can carry with you everyday. It’s not about depriving yourself but, instead, focusing on foods that care for your body in a positive way. Whole foods are the most nourishing and eating lots of plants will do your body so much good. Learn more: Notes On A Plant Based Diet.

My daily choices reflect my intentions to care for myself in a meaningful way

This intention is all encompassing because wellness is about more than what we eat. It’s holistic, which includes moving our bodies, sleep hygiene and self-care practices such as breathing exercises, mindfulness, connecting to nature and good sleep hygiene. Learn more: Burnout: How To Beat Overwhelm, Reclaim Your Time And Thrive Again.

I choose to have vibrant health, mind and body, for myself and my family

The focus of this empowering intention is about taking care of our mind as well as our body. My own healing journey has taught me just how important this is. Stress reducing techniques can be as simple as a 10 minutes daily meditation or breathing routine. Learn more: Cultivating Daily Stillness.

What if I fail?

You can’t! There is no failure, only feedback. Remember that. That’s the benefit of setting intentions over resolutions. They aren’t pass/fail. Perfection doesn’t exist. Instead, if you stray, gently nudge yourself back on track. It’s about compassion not judgement.

Are you ready to get honest about your lifestyle practices so you can improve your habits and feel your best?

Get instant access to your free Thrive Tracker here

Lets crowd source inspiration. Share your intentions for the New Year with me on social media. Tag me @3_sources with a photo of your tracker and an intention you’ve accomplished or are working on so I can see how you are doing and support you along the way.

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