"Resolutions are promises that we make to ourselves to stop doing something bad or start doing something good at the beginning of the new year. While they may seem like a good idea, resolutions don"t work for many people. Often people decide on something they want to do for the new year, but they don"t have a plan on how to accomplish it. We also tend to view resolutions with an "all or nothing" mentality, so once we slip up on them we"re likely to just abandon them all together.
Intentions are much less rigid and pressuring They are based on what our values are and what"s most important to us, like our physical and mental health, our relationships, our careers, or our hobbies. Setting intentions is all about reconnecting with our authentic selves. They are less focused on the results and more on the process and experiences of our journey. When we set intentions, they enable us to cultivate meaningful relationships with others and ourselves, and to live a more meaningful life."