Sustaining Change Throughout The Year

In our article ‘Rebooting New Year Resolutions‘, we show you how to form habits that will making sticking to resolutions much easier. In this article, we explain how any change you want to make throughout the year must come from the inside out.

Any change you make, at whatever time of year, must align with your innate, essential nature; your deepest desire that inspires your intention has to be genuine. 

Modern Meditation Intention Setting

This quick exercise will help to get you started on your modern intention setting.

Jot down some answers to the following questions:

  • What do you love?
  • What does the world need?

  • What are you good at?

  • Who will pay you for the above?

Don’t spend too long thinking about the answers, just respond with an open fluid mind. Say your answers aloud and notice how true they feel for you. Do they feel right in your gut and heart, not just your thinking mind?

Look at the answers you’ve written and circle some key words or phrases that resonate with you. Next, underline or highlight some key words or phrases that chime with you. Then see if you can shape those into short, concise intentions. Write them in the present tense as if they are a true right now.

So for example, instead of saying “I must go for a run every morning to lose weight and get fit”, replace it with a sankalpa-inspired intention which says “I feel good”. And who knows, you might just go running every morning but something else might also come into your life to help build that healthier, happier you:

Real intention for change diagram

If you’d like to learn more about modern meditation and how it can bring change into your life, take a look at our meditation programmes, for individuals, businesses and educators.

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