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Jan 05, 2017 09:52 AM EST

Make New Year’s Resolutions Happen By Setting Your Intentions

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New Year's resolutions have a high potential to fail and they can just end your year with frustrations instead of celebrations.

According to the Huffington Post, only 8% of the Americans are successful at achieving their resolutions, but there's an alternative to making resolutions to build a lifestyle that reflects the changes you want to make in your life - setting an intention.

If you want to make changes happen in your life, the first and one of the most important steps you need to do is to clarify your intentions for doing so, and here are the easy ways to set positive intentions in your life.

Make your intention positive

According to PsychCentral, keeping a positive outlook in life can attract positive things and it does work with any aspect of your life may it be personal,career, relationships or spiritual life. Just remember that staying positive is crucial in setting a successful intention.

Set realistic intentions

While many people advise to dream bigger, it does not apply to setting intention. If you set unrealistic intentions, you are only setting yourself up for failure. Start with the small yet realistic ones, but make them more frequent intention setting. It could be the daily habits you do every morning to get you started on the right foot.

Write your intentions down on a journal

When you write your intentions, it increases your chances of making them happen. It increases your sense of accountability when it comes to sticking to this intention.

Spend time in meditating

When you set a daily intention, it will help if your incorporate meditation with it because you get to be focused on what you have set for the day. It does not have to be hours of meditation, all it takes is just a few minutes of your time each day and that surely won't hurt.

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