The Power of Intention Setting: Building Realistic and Sustainable Goa – CMC Therapy

The Power of Intention Setting: Building Realistic and Sustainable Goals for 2024

As we embark on a new year, the practice of intention setting holds immense potential in shaping our path ahead. Setting intentions differs from resolutions by focusing on the journey rather than the end result. Here's a guide to craft realistic, attainable, and sustainable goals that will carry you through 2024:

  • Reflect and Define: Start by reflecting on your values, passions, and aspirations. Define areas in your life where you seek growth or change.
  • Specificity and Realism: Ensure your intentions are specific and realistic. Break down larger goals into smaller, actionable steps. For instance, instead of aiming to "exercise more," specify a target like "exercise three times a week for 30 minutes."
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Remain open to adjustments. Life can be unpredictable, and being flexible with your goals can prevent discouragement if things don't go as planned.
  • Regular Evaluation: Regularly assess your progress. Celebrate achievements and recalibrate when needed.

Setting intentions offers numerous benefits beyond mere goal-setting. It cultivates mindfulness, directs focus, and provides a compass for decision-making. By aligning actions with intentions, motivation remains steadfast, sustaining the drive throughout the year.

As you embark on your journey of intention setting, remember that each step forward, however small, brings you closer to your aspirations. Embrace this mindful approach, and witness the transformative power it holds throughout 2024.


Dara Kobrin, LMHC,QS- @ConnectingwithCare

Dara Kobrin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner. She works with clients in diverse populations, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, and with varying sexual identities. 

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