Why I no longer make New Year Resolutions
I’ve never been able to keep up resolutions beyond February, but setting intentions and focusing on values has helped me stay grounded and aligned with what I want to achieve with each year! And you can then consciously make an effort you channel these intentions and values as much as possible. This approach helps in building habits that serve you rather than focus on a time-bound goal (what happens once the goal is met?). Habits stay forever whilst goals are short-term.
What habits and values does 2022 (future) Ankita have? I’m listing down 3 values and with everything I do, I will try and incorporate these into my actions and thoughts as if I’m already that (future) version of myself.
For example - suppose you are in a situation where you’re not sure what to do, or you’re struggling with confidence or courage, ask yourself - what would the future version of myself (that I aspire to be) do in this situation? And now go ahead and do that!
This year, I choose CREATIVITY, DISCIPLINE and FEARLESSNESS.
What values and intentions do you choose for 2021?