Bye Bye 2021. Welcome 2022.
It’s finally here, the last day of 2021. It was another year, that was dominated by COVID and put us through many various challenges. However, this past year has not been all bad, there were many good times.
Even though we work with some very ill people and have witnessed some disappointments in unfavorable outcomes, we are grateful to also have witnessed many good experiences, even small miracles. We are so grateful to have contributed to some of the good experiences, but we want to acknowledge and share with you as encouragement, that many times our clients’ intentions for improvement are what brought about these improvements.
Therefore, we encourage you to take a deep breath and take some time to travel back in your memories – your achievements, your times of laughter, your overcoming of adversity, anything positive however big or small. Remember it, dwell in the good feeling, then take this good feeling with you into the new year. Use it to dream your dreams and to set new goals.
While many talk about making “resolutions” for the new year, few of us will succeed, many will run into challenges and give up, some never even start with their “resolutions”. According to U.S. News and World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolution is around 80%, and most people lose their resolve by mid-February. I’ve lost mine sooner than that, though. That does not feel good.
So, let’s try something new. Instead of making “resolutions,” let’s set “intentions.”
Unlike a resolution, which is an intellectual decision for something in the future, an intention is a vision or a purpose that guides our thoughts, activities, attitudes, and choices in the here and now. It is in this way that our intentions influence our immediate experiences and thus our reality. As Wayne W. Dyer said, “You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.”
Intentions can be set in any area of our lives: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
For guidance and tools on how to set up intentions, here are two links with easy instructions:
With regards to health, please enjoy Teri’s recent and empowering article with tips on how to resolve to be a healthier and happier you in 2022:
We welcome you to 2022, wishing you happy and reflective days in the new year with successful intentions. And as always stay safe!
The Team at
NShore Patient Advocates,
Seniors Alone Guardianship and Advocacy Services, and
Nurse Advocate Entrepreneur.