What do you want more of in 2020? It’s a good question. We rarely gift ourselves an opportunity to reflect on what we really want. What’s really important. We are usually too busy running on autopilot.

But not knowing what it is we want to be cultivating in our lives or working towards experiencing is like sailing a ship without a destination. We are just blindly sailing in circles wherever we are stuck. Setting an intention can get you where you want to go.

Normally at the start of the new year, we set resolutions, or goals. I want to eat healthier. I want to exercise more. I want to quit smoking. Intentions require us to go deeper. They ask of our goals “and what would having that do for you?” It’s the why beneath the why – what’s really important to us.

An intention can be a word, an affirmation, or even just a feeling or intuition. Whether you write it in your journal, use it as a mantra in your practice, or even just write it on a sticky note on your bathroom mirror, intentions remind us of what’s most important to us. It reorients us to focus on what we want to be focused on. Over time of working with an intention, it just starts to become part of who we are, and we begin to experience it naturally.

In 2020, I’m focusing on self-love as my intention. Not in an egotistical way, but in a “I’m my own worst critic” kind of way. I think we all need to be more kind to ourselves, and I believe that when we are, we are more kind in the world.

What intention do you want to set for 2020? Let me know in the comments, and let’s make it happen!