Intentions for the year end

Hello everyone, and happy November! Welcome back to the blog. The end of the year is coming, which means there is still time to accomplish new goals or start those projects you never got to yet. The end of the year is the time to finish the year strong.

Take the time to refocus and think about the things you wanted to accomplish or start in 2019 that just never got a boost in the year. I wanted to read 15 books this year, and I am nowhere near that goal, but there is still time for me to refocus the intention and find something more manageable for the year-end. 

Efficiently ending the year, will help reinforce old habits that may have fallen off track and can help build new patterns for the upcoming year. It is a head start on the goals you want to set for the new year. 

The holiday season is here, and things get busy. There are gifts to buy and parties to attend. You should always be first on the priority list, and during the holiday rush, it’s easy to lose sight of the things we want to accomplish. 

I urge everyone to find a few things to work on for the end of the year. Accomplishing goals is a significant confidence boost, no matter the size of the goal. I can’t say it enough; it’s so satisfying checking something off a to-do list. 

If you want to lose weight, you can start now by learning about portion control, meal planning, and learn how to build exercise into your routine.

Do you want to learn to cook healthier meals? Take the time now to start building a robust recipe library instead of trying to get it done at the last minute. You can also start planning your holiday meals to include some delicious healthy options.

Is this the time you want to build a better relationship with yourself and others around you? Start getting in the habit of doing a gratitude journal to help you refocus on the essential things in your life. Starting a journal is a great way to get your feelings out into the world and setting clear intentions with yourself. A journal will help you build stronger relationships with others. 

I can’t end this blog post without telling you my intentions for the last 90 days of the year. I always practice what I preach!  

My intentions for the end of the year:

  1. To practice patience and gratitude.
  2. To incorporate more strength training into my workouts.
  3. Do as many half marathons as I can and walk at a half marathon this year.
  4. Work on my fall wardrobe without breaking my budget.
  5. Make more time for fun.

I have shared my intentions for the end of the year. Now it’s your turn.

What are your intentions for the end of the year?

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