2) Resolutions set people up for feelings of failure. With public health, political, and garden variety personal stressors thrumming on in our lives, we don’t need any more feelings of defeat when we don’t run a 5k after a few weeks of training or after they forget to floss one night.
3) Intentions give less opportunity to predatory industries like the diet industry to cash in on resolutions because resolutions tend to be more rigid.
4) Intentions are aspirational and can be qualitative rather than quantitative while still aiming at a goal.
So this year, give yourself the gift of an intention rather than a resolution. If you’d like support in working with your intention, feel free to schedule a consultation.
is a feminist therapist offering online therapy to California residents for food anxiety, transitions, and trauma.