Setting Clear Intentions
Setting clear and healthy intentions is a powerful way to strategically align with the person you want to become. 

By now some of you undoubtedly have already set your intentions for the new year and are probably patting yourselves on the back for successfully making it through a few days, and you should because every step you take towards doing life differently deserves to be celebrated.

But the reality is it’s going to take a lot more than setting clear intentions to do life from a mentally and emotionally healthy place. Likewise, it’s going to take more than intentions to do strong from a place that doesn’t cause overwhelm and frustration.

Being consistent coupled with being deliberate AND walking in that ish every single day is where the REAL magic happens.

In this week’s episode of the Shades of Strong Podcast, Shirl and Natty get candid about setting their intentions for the new year using their “my strong is” declarations and how they’ll intentionally leave room for magic.

A few things that came up in today’s conversation:

 – Why setting clear intentions works better than making new year resolutions
 – Determining what intentions should be set to do strong differently
 – Ways to recalibrate and make 2023 exactly what you want it to be
 – Deciding what to leave behind in 2022


Cultivate a daily practice of nurturing yourself with
Nurture Yourself Bingo

Nurturing yourself does not have to be difficult, but it does need to be consistent, so why not make it fun. Nurture Yourself Bingo is divided into five categories – one category per card. Each category has twenty-four activities to support you in a daily practice of nurturing yourself. All you need to do to get started is print the cards, laminate them, and start nurturing yourself.

Do one activity daily, marking a X in the squares as you go until you get bingo. Once you get bingo, do something to celebrate yourself. If you get bingo on more than one card at the same time, up the celebration. Alternatively, you can work on one card at a time and/or do more than one activity a day. It’s your practice, do what feels right for you. Whatever you decide, we’ve got FIVE CATEGORIES & 124 WAYS for you to do it.

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