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New Year, New Intentions

With the new year right around the corner, instead of making a resolution, try setting a new intention. An intention can be a short phrase (some call this a mantra), or even simply a word or two. 

The great thing about setting an intention is that you can create a new one: daily, weekly, or monthly. You also might have different intentions for various time periods and/or seasons of your calendar year.

Three tips to help set, (perfect) intentions:

  1. First and foremost, make your intention positive.  Because as the saying goes: ‘the more you are positive in your life, the more you will attract positive things’. My (intention), word for this past year, 2020 was: Evolve.
  2. Write your intentions down. Or if your inventive like me, buy a memento with your word or phrase, like a necklace or bracelet. Even a stone with your word and/or phrase engraved is a great reminder!
  3. Share. Sharing your intention with a friend, co-worker, or loved one, allows you to be able to receive support in staying focused on your intention. And who knows it might inspire your circle of friends and family to join in!

I hope you find some inspiration in trying something like setting an intention in the new year. Speaking of inspiration, I will leave you with the wonderful words from, Mary Anne Radmacher.

“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.”

Jessica Dixon
Jessica Dixon

Jessica has worked at TDN for a little over a decade, that’s two whole hands for those counting! She has never met a lunch she didn’t enjoy and her favorite snack is popcorn. Jessica’s apartment is currently home to over 200 books, a partner (who loves to cook), and a black pug named Georgia Jean.