Ah, we’re almost done saying goodbye to 2020, a year that we can only describe as “life-changing”. There is an idea floating around that as soon as we hit the year 2021, this pandemic ends and life returns to normal. As this year went on, we slowly got used to the idea that this wouldn’t happen as quickly as we thought it would. What this new year actually brings is settling down into the Age of Aquarius, or the Great Conjunction. This world is forever changed, and the next year is about getting used to it. A good way to do so is the set your intentions for the next year. We outlined the five steps you can take to swiftly move into the next decade with a clear mind, less stress, and the feel of happiness. Keep reading for more!
How to Set Your Intentions for the New Year
1) Start fresh and clear out the baggage.
The first thing you can do is delete, delete, delete everywhere in life. Go through your phone, laptop, and email to get rid of (and/or answer) anything that you may have ignored for the past year. Maybe your closet needs a refresh and edit too. Go crazy! Let it go!
2) Find the things that make you happy and invest in them.
Find what brings you joy! If anything, this year has taught you that those things are most important in life. Don’t spend time next year dwelling in the past or doing what makes you unhappy. Don’t waste any time, because you cannot predict life!
Be a positive force for change. You are an important human being who needs the mandate to follow so that you stay on track for a successful year. What do you want for the next year? Make sure it is part of your mantra. Do you want to love? Commit yourself to be more open to it.
4) Be positive but neutral.
If you are finding it hard to get through this last hurdle, don’t worry, you are not alone. Keeping your mind positive but expecting the rollercoaster of life to hit at any moment is kind of what this last year prepared you for. We are almost there, closer and closer to normal. If you feel negative, take a breath, meditate, and occupy your mind with your good thoughts.
5) Create a vision board.
If you’re more of a visual learner, making a vision board can help you see what the next year looks like with your mind. If you like to write everything down and need to refer back to a schedule or organization system, get a journal, and get to writing! Being prepared is the key to starting off the year with less anxiety.