SETTING CLEAR INTENTIONS FOR 2019


Enjoy working through this exercise with Narelle Hunter to set yourself up fo your best year yet!!

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This is a great activity I put together for myself and I thought you might enjoy it too!

Intentions are quite different from goals. I see goals as HOW to achieve something. Intentions are WHY based on values, lifestyle choices and true purpose. 
 
So let’s take a look at values. Take a look at the list below and circle 5 values that stand out for you. 
 
Core Values List by James Clear  (or research your own values list)    https://jamesclear.com/core-values

  • Authenticity

  • Achievement

  • Adventure

  • Authority

  • Autonomy

  • Balance

  • Beauty

  • Boldness

  • Compassion

  • Challenge

  • Citizenship

  • Community

  • Competency

  • Contribution

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Determination

  • Fairness

  • Faith

  • Fame

  • Friendships

  • Fun

  • Growth

  • Happiness

  • Honesty

  • Humor

  • Influence

  • Inner Harmony

  • Justice

  • Kindness

  • Knowledge

  • Leadership

  • Learning

  • Love

  • Loyalty

  • Meaningful Work

  • Openness

  • Optimism

  • Peace

  • Pleasure

  • Poise

  • Popularity

  • Recognition

  • Religion

  • Reputation

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Security

  • Self-Respect

  • Service

  • Spirituality

  • Stability

  • Success

  • Status

  • Trustworthiness

  • Wealth

  • Wisdom

Now let’s take a look at lifestyle choices. 
 
What is the ideal lifestyle choice for you right now, if you were to choose a guilt free way of living, within your budget. 
 
Please circle what you would like to include

  • Fitness

  • Fun

  • Friends

  • Creativity

  • Learning

  • Community service

  • Travel

  • Inspired free time

  • Meditation

Tell me a story about your ideal lifestyle, just dream at this point. Maybe in is yourself looking back over the past 5 years. What is the ideal style of living you see. 

Are you content? Are you healthy? Are you in a loving relationship? Are you being the parent you want to be? What are your interests, passions, creative ideas? 

Now let’s take a look at intentions.
From the list below I want you to find 10 intentions that stand out to you. (most important for you at the moment)
 

  • Achieve balance

  • Acknowledge, feel and honour pain

  • Acknowledge, then feel and release fears

  • Affirm a positive quality about the situation 

  • Affirm a positive quality within yourself

  • Affirm your independence

  • Allow energy to flow

  • Ask for guidance, for answers 

  • Ask for what you need 

  • Ask for what you want

  • Assume your responsibility

  • Be aware of body sensations and learn from them

  • Be aware of defences

  • Be more effective

  • Be more efficient

  • Be patient

  • Be present

  • Breathe deeply

  • Choose love, joy, freedom, peace …

  • Claim your power

  • Clarity

  • Communicate clearly

  • Complete what has begun

  • Decide your next step and do it

  • Determine cause or effect

  • Disengage, detach to be a witness to your own experience

  • Energy

  • Expand your limits

  • Explore motives

  • Explore what’s hidden

  • Find meaning in what’s happening

  • Find new ideas

  • Find purpose

  • Focus on finding a solution

  • Focus on the needs of the other

  • Follow your own truth

  • Forgive

  • Give yourself space, a time-out

  • Honestly express what you’re thinking and feeling

  • Identify and honour your own needs

  • Identify and honour your values

  • Imagine a preferred or ideal outcome

  • Learn

  • Listen intently

  • Love and respect yourself

  • Manage emotions responsibly

  • Monitor thoughts

  • Open to intuition or higher guidance

  • Open to new possibilities

  • Recognize and experience feelings and emotions

  • Recognize and release labels

  • Reconnect more genuinely with others

  • Relax

  • Release blocks

  • Release emotions, e.g. guilt, anger, jealousy, impatience

  • Release tensions

  • Respond creatively

  • Set goals

  • Shift to a more positive outlook

  • Stand in integrity

  • Start anew

  • Think about what you want, not what you don’t want

  • To expand your outlook

  • To recognize limitations and early warning signals

  • To remove yourself from the situation

  • To understand the lessons

  • Understand

  • Value differences

By Higher Awareness https://www.higherawareness.com/self-awareness/intentions-good.html (or research your own intentions list) 
 
Well done. Now let’s break it down further. Don’t think about it too much. There is no right or wrong. You can share this with me or keep it to yourself. Just enjoy the creative activity. 
 
What are your top 3 values?

 
What are your most important lifestyle features?

 
What are your top 3 creative ideas/goals?


What are your top 3 intentions?

 
For further clarity let’s have a focus for this week

No 1 Value

No 1 Lifestyle feature

No 1 Creative Idea

No 1 Intention 

  
Now write what this looks like as a part of your life for the following week, month and year ahead. It can be simple changes but you are aligning with your heart, your true self and your unlimited self. Enjoy exploring possibilities. 
   
 What are the first and most important changes that need to happen?

What are the initial steps towards achieving these goals?

I hope you enjoyed this activity as much as I did. Now it's time to get started!! it is going to be a wonderful 2019!

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Ginny Stevens