As I mentioned last week, I've been spending some time reflecting on my intentions for the coming year.
I always enjoy the process of setting my intentions. I usually brainstorm a long list of concepts -- and then I look for themes and commonalities. Ultimately, I break my list down to 8-10 items -- and then I try to further distill each of them into simple 2- or 3-word phrases.
Those phrases end up looking sort of . . . simple, but it takes a lot of time and thought to get there. Each of those little phrases represents layers of, well . . . intention.
I really find this practice of intention-setting meaningful and important for me. I love to take some quiet time, with pen and paper, to work out how I want to live -- and what I want to invite into my life -- for the year.
Next step? Goals. Once I set my intentions, the goals just kind of emerge from there -- becoming external manifestations of how I want to move forward. I'm still working on my goals - or, as I prefer to think of it, my "action plan" -- but . . .
It always begins with intention!
How about you? Do you set intentions for the year? If you do, how does it come together?