Setting Your Intentions

We have moved into 2019 under a waning moon. Out with the old, in with the new. As we head toward a new moon, this is a great time to think about letting go of what no longer serves you. What can you let go? A new moon is coming up this weekend. What intentions will you set? The timing of this new moon is perfect as we head into a new year. What are your intentions for the new year?

I have been turning a lot over in my mind and jotting down thoughts as I crystallize my goals for 2019. I can get ahead of myself and be overly ambitious. This year I’m being very conscious of that and working on being much more focused with my goals and intentions.

Last year I was focused on spiritual growth, metaphysical learning, and holistic wellness. While those topics are still important to me, I’m shifting how I will pursue them in 2019. I’m going within. Introspection and reflection are important to me. Rather than taking courses or seeking out teachers, I’m planning to do more self-study, using books and resources I already have. I’m also reflecting on what I learned in 2018 and absorbing those teachings.

Meanwhile, I’m turning my attention more fully to other areas of my life, including relationship, career, and finance. Of course, these areas are always there and they were important in 2018, but they were not the focus for me. I was laid off in 2018 and that was a much-needed catalyst. I’m still experiencing growth and transition as a result. Where will it take me?

Last year I also pursued a lot of education and training and this year I’m figuring out how to apply it. How do I put what I learned into action?

As you look out across 2019, where do you see yourself going? How do you want your year to look? Are there particular areas of your life you want to focus on? Do you have a vision for yourself? How might you reverse-engineer your future self?

Grab a pen and paper and start brainstorming (or type away on your phone!). Writing out goals and/or making a vision board can be a useful way to not only get clear on where you’re headed, but also to help make your intentions a reality. Keep in mind that you can always course-correct. These intentions provide a map. But you may find detours along the way or unexpected roads or new routes you want to explore.

No matter what, I wish you the very best for a joyful, successful 2019 filled with many adventures and revelations. Cheers!

P.S. Feel free to share one or more of your 2019 goals in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Setting Your Intentions”

  1. Love this. Great inspiration for the coming year. It’ll be full of unknowns and many tribulations I’m sure, but I can feel in my bones that good things are coming. Sometimes the off beaten path leads to the prettiest views. We shall see. Happiness, health and love.

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