“I resolve to lose 5 kgs in the next 6 months.”I write this down on my To do list for 2020 on Jan 1 and today I happily binge on a slice of dark rich chocolate truffle cake. While it’s taste still lingers on my tongue, my stomach is not happy and my mind is filling me with guilt.
I write again, no more cakes for this month. And while I write this I also am aware of upcoming season of birthdays followed by anniversaries. And what will happen next? I know I will eat again and then crib for have eaten them.
So what do I do? I ask myself.
Ok, this evening I wrote on my journal “ I intend to lose 5 kgs in the next 6 months”. Notice how I replaced resolve with intend. What’s the difference?
While resolutions are forcing and compelling in nature, intentions are compassionate on self. Resolutions are prone to being broken while intentions motivate you to keep yourself on track. Intentions are healthy checks on self.
Now I know that I will be compassionate on myself when I will eat the cake and savour it to its fullest and to combat its effect work out more at the gym. I may also follow it with a fruit meal to compensate its effect.
This is just an example. Being compassionately mindful of intentions aids in bringing the right change in all aspects of life. Any habitual change is only possible if you intent to make those changes.
Intending for something is half the battle won, what remains is the perseverance to follow it to the T.
Hope this helps you to accomplish your to do list for 2020. Note how I called it to do list and not resolutions list. You may resolve without intending, but you cannot intend without actually wanting to make a change effectively.
All the best with your intentions, happiness and sunshine🌼