Year-End Reflections: A Guide to Setting Intentions That Resonate

As we close the chapter on another year, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a cup of something warm and reflect on the past while dreaming about the future. I recently had an enlightening chat on the podcast, and it got me thinking: What does it mean to feel alive truly? 🌟

2024 is knocking at our doors, and it’s not just about setting New Year’s resolutions that, let’s be honest, are often forgotten by February. It’s about finding those little sparks that make our hearts beat faster, the moments that make us say, “This! This is what life is all about!”

So, let’s dive into this together. I want to share what I’ve learned about feeling alive and setting intentions that resonate deep within our souls. This isn’t just about doing more; it’s about being more – more you, more vibrant, more alive.

What Makes You Feel Alive?

First things first, let’s talk about what it means to feel alive. It’s those moments when you’re so absorbed in what you’re doing that time stands still. Maybe it’s when you’re creating something, lost in a good book, spending time with loved ones, or even taking a peaceful walk. The key? It’s all about being present in the moment.

This year, let’s challenge ourselves to discover (or rediscover) what brings us this sense of aliveness. It could be picking up an old hobby, trying something new, or simply allowing ourselves to be still and listen to our thoughts.

Setting Intentions, Not Just Goals

Moving on from traditional goal-setting, let’s talk about setting intentions. Intentions are more about how you want to live and be, rather than what you want to achieve. They’re gentler, more fluid, and can lead to a more fulfilling life.

For 2024, think about setting intentions around how you want to feel or what you want to contribute to the world. Do you want to be more adventurous? More compassionate? More creative? Let these intentions guide your actions throughout the year.

Embracing Every Part of the Journey

Life isn’t always smooth sailing, and that’s okay. Each challenge, each stumble, is part of what makes us feel truly alive. They’re opportunities for growth, learning, and self-discovery. This year, let’s approach our challenges with curiosity and resilience. Let’s embrace them as part of our journey to being fully expressed.

Remember, feeling alive isn’t just about the highs; it’s also about finding meaning and joy in the lows. It’s about fully experiencing the entire spectrum of human emotions.

Incorporating Moments of Aliveness into Daily Life

So, how do we make this practical? Start by incorporating small moments that align with your intentions into your daily life. It could be as simple as starting your day with a few minutes of meditation, setting aside time each week for a hobby, or expressing gratitude daily.

These small actions add up, creating a life that feels more vibrant, intentional, and aligned with what makes you feel alive.

As we enter 2024, let’s commit ourselves to living more fully, expressively, and authentically. It’s not about creating a perfect life but about creating a life that’s perfect for you, in all its messy, beautiful glory.

So, here’s to a year of feeling alive in every moment, embracing our journeys, and being the most vibrant versions of ourselves.

Let’s make 2024 a year to remember – a year of being fully expressed!

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