Wow, can you believe that 2018 is almost over? It seems like it just flew by! As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and what we still hope to achieve. Take a deep breath and ask yourself: how do you want to feel in 2019?

For me, I want 2019 to be a transformational year. As many of you know, I am currently enrolled in a three-year Practitioners Training program to become a Therapeutic Counselor with Clearmind. Throughout this program, I’m learning to peel off layers of myself and look at my beliefs and the different ideas I’ve created about myself throughout my life. My goal for this first year of the program is to remain peaceful and centered, no matter what challenges come my way.

New Year’s resolutions are a great opportunity to write down intentions and goals for the upcoming year. I love making resolutions, and every year I refine my process a little bit more. Last year, I discovered the Core Desire Feeling program by Danielle Laporte, which really inspired me. Danielle taught me that “knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.”

If you don’t know where to start, try picking the three areas of your life that are most important to you (for example: relationship, work, health) and then pick a feeling for each area of life. These will be your three Core Desired Feelings for the new year.

Taking the time to choose your Core Desired Feelings helps you align with how you want to feel. Setting this intention is powerful and important to have a clear direction of where you want to go in your life. Choose how you want to feel and move in the direction of it. You can also set your goals around your Core Desired Feeling. I also like to remind myself of my Core Desired Feeling on a daily basis, like a mantra. It can help you make clearer decisions and return to your center.

My three Core Desired Feelings for 2019 are:

  • Acceptance: Accepting the present moment and what’s happening without attempting to change it or protest it; seeing the positive and choosing a peaceful state of mind; instead of fighting against it, be miserable, and struggle against the universe. Choosing not to judge what happens to you. Instead, believe that everything happens for a reason, and that better things will always follow. That’s the beginning of true acceptance.

  • Light-Hearted: To feel free, happy, and playful. Being easygoing, cheerful, optimistic, and hopeful.

  • Love: Feeling affection and tenderness. The act of love is when you care about other people’s happiness, safety, and health, because you truly want the best for them. Love is a very selfless act.

And let’s not forget one more: Vibrant and Alive! To be filled with energy, glowing, and healthy.

After I chose my Core Desired Feelings, I wrote down my intentions. These are intentions for what I want more of in my life in 2019. This list serves as a reminder to guide me throughout the year:

  • Dream
  • Meditate
  • Be present
  • Be in nature
  • Be generous
  • Rest, relax, read
  • Practice gratitude
  • Be calm, joyful, and centered
  • Have faith and trust the process
  • Love what I see in the mirror
  • Complete the Course of Miracles
  • Be feminine, romantic, and sensual
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Buy less, choose well, embrace simplicity
  • Embrace a mindset of abundance

I hope this inspires you to think about your own Core Desired Feel