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2013 Intentions

At the start of each new year, my clients and I typically devote a coaching session to intentions. We’ll reflect on the year that has just closed, acknowledging successes, breakthroughs and accomplishments. Then we envision what we want more of in the new year. I thought I’d share with you the questions I use to guide the intention setting process. So grab a notebook, a cup of coffee or tea, and settle into a comfortable chair. Give yourself the gift of 30-minutes; 30-minutes that will lead you closer to living your life by design.

2012 Reflection. Call to mind your great successes, small wins, & challenges overcome. Use these wins to deepen your awareness and understanding of yourself. Consider these questions:

  1. What did I do or experience in 2012 that I didn’t think I would/could? How did I surprise myself this year?
  2. What am I learning about my strengths? My limitations?
  3. What do I want to acknowledge or recognize about  myself?
  4. What two things am I most proud of myself for?

2013 Intention. What’s the vision you have for your 2013? What do you envision yourself doing, saying, developing, creating? Below are a series of statements for you to reflect on & complete:

  • A habit I choose to break is…
  • A new habit I will cultivate is…
  • A relationship I want to restore is…
  • A goal I will accomplish is…
  • A project I will complete is…
  • A person I will forgive is…
  • I will ask for ____________’s forgiveness of me
  • A debt I will pay is (might not be a financial debt)….
  • One way I will increase my self-care is…
  • A quality I will exude more in my daily activities is…
    • (i.e.: joy, acceptance, confidence, compassion)


Use your intentions from these statements to set time-based goals for yourselfyou’re your notebook, keep track of your activities towards your goals, the results you see happening, and any adjustments you want to make along the way.

 Remember, to be intentional is to live your life by Design, not by Default!

Go for it in 2013!
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De Yarrison

De is a certified professional Coach, Teambuilder and Facilitator of positive change. She is an adventurer in the world of relationships, blazing new trails of positive expression, resulting in happier leaders, employees, workplaces (and families).
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