5 Simple Steps to Set your Intentions for 2023
As we start the new year, many are filled with mixed emotions and the possibilities of starting the year fresh. For many people, the holiday period has been a time to reflect and set new intentions for the year ahead.
We often think of goals, however we’re encouraging you to set intentions.
The difference between them is having a meaning behind the goal, and describing how you want to feel.
What are intentions?
Intentions are lived each day and can be combined with goals to make them more realistic and achievable. When we set these intentions and take action each day we can progress toward a larger vision or change.
For example a goal could be to: “write in a gratitude journal each day” but an intention would be “write my gratitude journal each day to practice positive affirmations and revitalise my perspective”
Let’s put it into action…
Generating thoughts. Start by asking yourself, what will my ideal 2023 look like? what are my motivations? How do I want to feel?
Tip: Processing these thoughts in a moment of peace, after a workout or walk outside in nature can really help let your intuition come to you.
Brainstorm your ideas, write down your thoughts and intentions on paper or in a journal to revisit them regularly. Having purpose behind each of these gives you extra motivation to create new habits that will serve a purpose. These new intentions could be as simple as “diffuse essential oils daily to promote a better wellbeing for myself and my family”
Tip: Try breaking up your intentions into categories – Mind, body, finance, health, life, relationships… this will give you a good head-start and make your intentions clear. Make it colourful and fun! (Hint: Try to avoid using red pen colours as they can give off unintentional negative emotions)
With each intention, write how this can be achieved and what it looks like to you. Figure out your biggest priorities from your list of intentions and put more energy into those.
Tip: Write your intentions in order from highest priority to lowest, or rating each out of 10 to figure out what is most important to you in 2023.
Take action. You don’t have to achieve every intention immediately but focus on taking action daily of the small steps to build up these new healthy habits.
Tip: Sometimes it’s better to discuss your intentions with your family and friends, to hold yourself accountable or to even achieve some of them together!
Keep track of your intentions, upgrade or add to them and reward yourself throughout the year. If some of them don’t go to plan, set new ones that are more achievable and revisit them in the future.
Tip: for health intentions such as “grounding myself by going outside and doing a form of exercise 3x a week” you could keep track through personal progress photos, or even setting a schedule to go with friends.
Intentions can be as big or small as you make them, it’s definitely a great way to kick off the new year and head in the right direction.
Here’s some great Lively Living Certified Organic Essential Oils to assist you in the process:
“Centering and encouraging”
Set your intentions with this centred blend of 9 beautiful floral essential oils to support you to harness gratitude in your life right now, and attract more of what you would like for the future.
“Clearing, focused and energetic”
Support a positive state of mind with rejuvenating Lime, Spearmint and Bergamot. This blend will help create a sense of clear focus and sense of self-worth.
“Embracing and tranquil”
Wrapping you in an embrace of woody notes, this blend will aid in bringing a deeper and more grounded tranquil connection of mind, body and soul.
“Eliminate mind and body stressors”
Incorporating the powerhouse effects of Lavender, Melissa and Sandalwood, this blend will aid to reduce anxiety, relieve irritability and banish nervousness. Another tool in your daily kit to ease a stressful body and mind.
“Feminine energy and strength”
A beautiful combination of premium floral Bulgarian Rose, with rich notes of Organic Vanilla Extract, this blend will encourage and nurture a feminine energy, wisdom and strength.
Calm & Unwind
“Gently grounding and easing”
Surround yourself in a calming blend of beautifully soothing essential oils including Vetiver, Mandarin and Orange. This aroma has a gentle grounding effect that will ease away the stress after a long day.
Our extensive range of organic aromatherapy products and diffusers, will assist you to ease your mind, uplift your mood and raise your vibration to help you live your fest life.