How To Make a New Year’s Intention BoardBy Laurel House, QuickieChick Editor
This time around, let the jump-start of the New Year stick by creating an Intention Board to help you maintain a fitness lifestyle year round. Make your New Year's "Resolutions" (or as I prefer refer to them "Intentions") stick! Believe me, you will be in a better mood today, less stressed tomorrow, and healthier and happier in the long run.
Make An "Intention" BoardThis New Year’s make an "Intention" Board. I choose to use the word "Intention" as opposed to "Resolution" because an "intention" feels less daunting. A "resolution" feels so drastic, it's a command, a definitive decision that, if you don't follow through to the T, you've failed. It's too easy to give up on a resolution. After all, we do it every year don't we? "Intentions" allow you a little leniency while still holding a basic structure that helps to keep you on track to achieve your goals.
So what's an Intention Board?An Intention Board is a collage of images and words cut from magazines that illustrate the "energy" behind your goals/intentions/resolutions for the year.
-Write a wish list of the things that you would like to have happen this New Year.
-Use a poster board and cover it in images, words, photos, magazine cutouts- whatever you want- that helps bring to life your ideal.
-Visualize what living that wish might be like.
-Every morning as you are drinking your coffee or eating your breakfast, sit in silence with your board and just take it in. Look at the images, read the words, and imagine how the energy of that board, those desires, that energy can translate into your life. Don’t take each image literally, just take its energy.
-With the intention of your board in mind, see how you can make small changes throughout your day to make those goals take shape.
-Don’t be attached to the form or outcome of your wish. You have to surrender a little bit of control here and trust that your wish will come true in some shape or form- just maybe not in the exact shape you saw in your head. Focus more on the energy or feeling that your board expresses instead of the exact pictures or words that it contains.
So harness that New Year energy and create a New You- a New Fit You... one that lasts.