Resolutions or Intentions?

“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🌼


24 Comments Add yours

  1. meenawalia says:

    All the best for your weight loss.

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    1. Thanks Meena. Hope you have a fantastic year:)

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      1. meenawalia says:

        Wishing the same for you too dear

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      2. Thank you so much 🙂


  2. loosing weight is a big challenge as i too have intened to loose 3 kgs in next 2 months and problem with me is when i check my weight and a little lose makes me happy to eat more and am back to square.

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    1. Hahahaha 🤦‍♀️ I know checking weight each day can be tricky. But following a healthy lifestyle and a check on calories does the trick. And don’t forget to sweat it out 💪

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  3. floatinggold says:

    A great way to look at things. Many people will “slip up” and then get rid of their resolutions altogether. They’re not meant to be filled 100% (but if you do, great). They’re meant to push you in the right direction.

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    1. People make it hard for themselves in themselves and that’s then it slips off from the grid .

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    1. Glad we resonate 🙂


  4. c17princess says:

    Love this so much!! Thank you for sharing. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much . Glad we resonate 🙂

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  5. Beautiful! Intentions with compassion drive the resolutions! 🙂 I just adapt to stricter version of intentions. 😛

    Good luck and greetings. 🙂

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    1. All the best with your intentions 🙂

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      1. Thank you.. 🙂

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  6. Zadi says:

    Hi dear, I was passing through your blog to wish you a happy new year. for some reason I am having difficulties liking your recent posts. sorry.

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    1. That’s perfectly ok. I wish you a very happy new year 🙂

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      1. Zadi says:

        Thanks 😊


  7. Nikita says:

    Happy new year, Nidhi! And good luck with your intentions for 2020 😀 I gained some weight last year and I really wanna lose it in 2020! I hope I stay motivated until I’m able to lose it!

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    1. All the best with your intention 🙂

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      1. Nikita says:

        Thank you! ❤

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  8. Compassionate Intent: an intelligent analysis of resolves and intentions

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    1. I appreciate that comment. Thank you for the encouragement


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