For most of us, January 1st comes and goes, as do the resolutions we set for ourselves. These resolutions are meant to help us improve, be a better version of ourselves or even start over but is it really the best way to reach your goals? There are ways to approach setting goals that are more attainable and sustainable for the long term. Here are three ways you can approach goal setting in 2020.
Set Intentions: Everyone has something that is important to them, but many times figuring out how or where to start is the hardest part. Setting intentions is different from setting goals. Setting intentions go deeper. With intentions you focus on how you want to be, live and something you align with in your life. This should not be confused with a goal, which is typically attached to an expectation or evaluation of whether it was accomplished. Intentions are set from within yourself – heart driven and are not tangible. An example of setting an intention is “let go of fear” or “let love in”.
Volunteering: Another great way to carry out 2020 with a positive attitude is focusing on how you can help your community. Volunteering is a great way not only to give back but also to get to know your community in a meaningful way. Volunteering can also be tied to the first approach of setting an intention. By picking a cause that is important to you, you can commit to it long term. Whether you volunteer weekly, monthly or even quarterly, this is a great way to develop your character and find something that is meaningful to be a part of. You never know, you might find that new career that you’re seeking or a new love interest by volunteering!
Try Something New: Many times, as humans we focus on sticking to our routine or with what’s comfortable and familiar. This year, we challenge you to go outside of your set boundaries and try something new, something you’ve never done before. This is a great way not only to find something you’re passionate about but also a way to push out of your comfort zone. You can start small like going to a new coffee shop, or exploring a different part of the city you live in. Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable is a great way to bring in the new year.
The start of a new year is a great way to work on yourself. This year The Colibri Collective challenges you to focus on how you can work on becoming a better version of yourself, in a non-tangible way. Cheers to 2020!