18 January 2021 – Stick to Your Intentions

“I don’t promise you it will be easy. I do promise you it will be worthwhile.”

Art Williams

Weekly Reflection

Second week down with two weeks to go before January concludes! I’ll be saluting the conclusion of my sobriety with a beer or glass or wine – of this you can be certain.

It feels good to set a goal and stick to it!

I’ve had plenty of temptations and cravings that have reared their ugly heads to try and steer me off my course, but I have not given into either of them.

Now I get it – it’s just alcohol, it’s only been 17 days, and I’m not looking to quit forever, but…

Just because something is brief doesn’t mean it’s less important.

If something, no matter the size or volume of effect it’ll have on your life, sparks joy for you – then commit to doing it!

Weekly Challenge

What intentions have you made for yourself this year? Have you stuck to any one of them? Have you stuck to all of them? Have you discarded your original list and made a new one?

It’s okay if you’re still on the meh, not for me path.

Notice that I’ve chosen to write “intentions” instead of “resolutions.”

The word “intention” is defined as an aim or a plan whereas a “resolution” is defined as a firm decision to do or not do something by Google dictionary.

Resolutions for the new year fail time and time again – why might that be?

I feel it’s because we apply too much pressure on ourselves to do or not do something.

The term resolute doesn’t imply an aim for why we’re bettering ourselves or a plan by which we’re going to succeed in accomplishing the discontinuation or continuation of this firm decision we’ve made…

Setting an intention does.

I cannot begin to tell you how fulfilling and freeing it feels to have set my mind to something and to have followed it through – something that has become difficult for me since turning 21 years of age.

It’s so easy, readily available, and ya know what – after a long day at work it’s comforting to sit down and crack a cold one while turning on some mindless TV.

Challenge yourself to stick to your intentions you make for yourself and assist others on their journeys as well.

Challenge yourself to set intentions throughout your life and don’t bottleneck yourself to the beginning of each new year to start change or forward progression in your life.

Your life is valued! You are special and uniquely you! You have so much to offer the world!

So make your life happen for you!

We all benefit when we’re stronger as a whole.

Reminder to Just Say Yes!

As always, say yes to experiences that present themselves to you! Life is full of fun and wonder – don’t be stuck at home wondering what life could be like, should be like, would be like… drop that nonsense! Get out there, say yes, and never look back!

Click on the links below to follow me on my social media accounts, and definitely subscribe to the blog for more Weekly Yes Quotes to help set your intention to kick start your week.

I’d love it if you shared some of the ways this week’s quote has made you feel, and how you’re going to ensure you set and remain faithful to your intentions!

We each have a unique journey, and I would love to share in yours.

Published by yesmaamaly

Aly Bonomini is the creator of the blogs Yes Ma'am! & Cheesy Vegans. She is an avid adventurer, experience enthusiast, and motivator who lives her life by the motto: "Just say yes!"

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