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Marching Forward: Reflecting on Last Month's Intentions and Setting New Goals

As we step into a new month, it’s important to pause and reflect on our intentions from the previous month. This reflection allows us to celebrate our achievements, learn from any setbacks, and recalibrate our goals for the month ahead. By establishing new steps and habits aligned with our intentions, we can progress on our journey towards personal growth and fulfillment. Let’s dive into how to effectively check in with last month’s intentions and set the stage for success in the month of March.

Reflecting on Last Month's Intentions:

The first step in this process is to review the intentions we set for ourselves in the previous month. Take some time to consider what worked well, what didn’t quite go as planned, and any unexpected outcomes that arose. Celebrate the progress you’ve made, no matter how small, and acknowledge the areas where you may have fallen short.

Establishing Steps and Habits for This Month's Intention:

With insights gained from reflecting on last month, it’s time to set new intentions for the month ahead. Here are some steps to help establish clear goals and actionable habits:

1. Define Your Intention: Start by clarifying what you want to focus on this month. Whether it’s improving your fitness, cultivating mindfulness, or advancing in your career, be specific about your intention.

2. Break It Down: Once you have a clear intention in mind, break it down into smaller, manageable goals. This will make your overarching intention more achievable and help you stay motivated along the way.

3. Set SMART Goals: Ensure that your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This framework provides a structured approach to goal-setting and increases the likelihood of success.

4. Identify Key Habits: Consider the daily or weekly habits that align with your intention. Whether it’s dedicating time for exercise, practicing gratitude, or networking with professionals, establishing consistent habits will reinforce your progress.

5. Create a Plan: Outline the specific actions you need to take to reach your goals. Develop a realistic plan that incorporates these actions into your daily routine, keeping you accountable and focused on your intentions.

6. Stay Flexible: Remember that life is unpredictable, and setbacks are a natural part of the journey. Stay flexible in your approach, adjust your plan when needed, and practice self-compassion during challenging times.

By checking in with last month’s intentions and setting new steps and habits for the month ahead, you are actively engaging in the process of personal growth and development. Embrace this opportunity to create positive change in your life, one intentional step at a time. As you navigate the ups and downs of pursuing your goals, remember to stay committed, resilient, and kind to yourself. Here’s to a purposeful and fulfilling month ahead!

Reflecting on the Past Month:

Journaling prompts can be a powerful tool to reflect upon your journey. Here are a few prompts to guide your introspection:

- What accomplishments are you most proud of from the past month? Celebrate even the smallest victories!

- What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them? Reflect on the lessons learned.

- How did your intentions align with your actions throughout the month? Identify any areas where you could improve.

For those who visit the studio and have added their name to the intention board - please make it a point to check in, reflect, and adjust what you want next time you join us for class!

Wishing you all a month filled with joy, growth, and love!


Michelle Pearson

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