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Happy New Years! What Are Your 2012 Intentions?

written by Head Health Nutter December 31, 2011

The end is near but so is a new beginning! As we celebrate 2011 and welcome 2012, many of us will be contemplating this past year and thinking about how we’d like this next year to be different – and with good reason. I’d like to share my main 2012 resolution intention and hear about yours!

When you plan a trip, if you don’t have a destination in mind, you simply go where the wind takes you. (Actually, who really does this?)

 

This approach may make for an exciting, mysterious adventure, but then there are it’s drawbacks: you allow the fates decide for you, and where would you start? What would you pack? How could you possibly comfortable not knowing anything about your trip?

My belief is we co-create our life. While there is fate and a greater Power which has ultimate control, we also have an enormous amount power to create the lives we love. Most of the time our plans don’t work out as we’d like, neither in our time nor on our terms, and often we end up getting exactly what we need rather than exactly what we want.

But this is what makes it exciting! Even though we choose the destination and plan the trip, sometimes fate leads us somewhere else. Hence, being flexible with our plans and enjoying the journey is of the utmost importance to maintaining happiness and fulfillment.

My main 2012 intention is to be happier in every moment. Yes, it’ll be very challenging but I’m psyched to do this. I understand it’ll require a high degree of self-awareness and emotional/mental control.

How will I do this? Well, I’m concentrating on self-care for starters. It is SO much easier for me to be aware of how I’m feeling in every moment when I’ve got my healthy routine in place. I’ve found that I can find peace and calm no matter what’s going on around me when I first take care of my needs.

From there, meaning the awareness of how I’m feeling in every moment, I can start training my mind to change my thoughts which in turn alters my emotions. Whenever I feel bored, frustrated, angry, etc., I can then stop whatever I’m doing, figure out why I’m feeling the way I do and then do something to be happier in the moment.

Perhaps I need to take a break or simply stop what I’m doing that isn’t making me happy. If I can’t change the situation, I’ll then change my mind about it. How? By looking at the positive side rather than focusing on the negative. For instance, what will the end results be? How will I benefit once I’m finished?

This is my 2012 intention: to be happier in every moment. Easy but challenging. And extremely rewarding, wouldn’t you say? πŸ™‚

What’s your main 2012 intention? Please share your plans with us!

Have a safe, fun and enriching New Year’s Eve celebration and I wish you all a very healthy, wealthy, happy and wildly exciting 2012!

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8 comments

Bindu January 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Steph,

Wishing you and your family a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. When you get a moment check out http://www.universalsense.com – its a free ebook that makes sense of this world and our role in it. I believe it will help you to fulfill your New Year’s resolution! Cheers!

Warm Regards, Bindu

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Head Health Nutter January 4, 2012 at 1:41 am

Many thanks, Bindu, for sharing this resource with me and other readers! Happy New Year’s and all the best to you and your loved ones! πŸ™‚

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Provacyl Review January 3, 2012 at 4:08 am

Be safe and trying to learn more things which i get slipped from the past year. Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!

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Head Health Nutter January 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

Happy New Year, Provacyl Review!

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Dee January 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’d like to borrow yours for 2012 Steph! Since my life seems to be in a holding pattern again, and running out of fuel fast ~ it sounds my best option. Being happy here and now, while making new plans, The right balance & direction.

For me, staying the course feels wrong ~ even though making changes will take a huge leap of faith, and force me outside my comfort zone. It’s really scarey but I can’t let fear immobilize me anymore, just coasting along, or worse ~ giving up! It makes me think about a quote on how “Your playing small doesn’t serve the world…” from Marianne Williamson.

So thank you for letting me make this commitment to myself even more tangible by stating it here. Perhaps with a little love, luck, and LOA from the Universe, good news will manifest my clearest intentions in 2012… I am grateful to have the opportunity and for all the valuable advice you have given on this excellent site, Steph,

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Head Health Nutter January 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Good for you, Dee, in realizing that fear has been immobilizing you. That’s definitely the first step in moving forward!

And I’m so happy to hear we have the same 2012 intention – perhaps we can be happiness buddies as well as diet buddies? πŸ™‚

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Dee January 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

Thanks Steph! It all seems so obvious when the light goes on and there is nowhere to hide…. right? Your own huge challenges and life change really inspired me to reconfigure my own purpose and direction ~ so I’m happier already. It would be an honour to buddy up with you on both counts, and now I have nooo more excuses! My Intention is now clear and pulling me along that hopeful new path!

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Head Health Nutter January 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

Yay, Dee! Go team go! lol πŸ™‚

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