I always love the start of a new year. It’s a chance to reset and begin a new chapter in life, where happiness is not a wish, but a simple equation. In this blog, I thought I’d share the practical steps you can take to combine the power of your intentions with the Law of Attraction so that you can discover your own unique Happiness Equation for creating your best year yet.

The Foundation: Intentions — Crafting Your Blueprint for Joy

Imagine your intentions as the blueprint for the life you desire. They are the carefully drawn plans that guide your actions and decisions. Setting clear intentions is like plotting your course on a map – it gives you direction and purpose.

Life Coaching Tip: Reflect and Clarify

Take a moment to reflect on what truly brings joy to your life. What are your passions, values, and aspirations? Write them down, and let this act as the foundation for your intentions.

I once worked with a client who found great joy in creative pursuits. By setting intentions focused on allocating more time for her artistic endeavors, her life become much happier and more fulfilling.

Formulating Value-Based Goals

Intentions become even more powerful when they are rooted in your core values. These values are the guiding principles that define who you are and what truly matters to you. When your goals align with your values, they carry a deeper sense of purpose and authenticity.

Life Coaching Tip: Align with Your Values

Start by identifying your core values – the principles that resonate with you on a fundamental level. Whether it’s integrity, compassion, growth, travel, adventure, or connection, let these values guide the formulation of your goals. If you’d like to discover your values and aren’t sure how to do this, try this free list of True Values to give you some ideas. I also go into depth on how to discover your values in my books, The Secret Laws of Attraction: The Effortless Way to Get the Relationship You Want and Coach Yourself to a New Career.

A client of mine discovered that family and personal connection were her core values. By setting intentions centered around spending quality time with loved ones and fostering strong connections, her goals felt more meaningful and fulfilling. I suggested that she organize a family reunion that year and not only did she have a great time, but the entire family enjoyed it so much they are now making it an annual event. This is a perfect example of orienting your life around your core values. If you value family and connection, this goal is highly likely to make you happy.

The Clarity of Value-Based Goals

Value-based goals provide clarity and direction. They serve as a compass, ensuring that your intentions are not just about external achievements but also about internal fulfillment. When faced with decisions or challenges, refer back to your core values to stay true to your authentic self. When you orient your life around what is most important to you and what you truly love doing, you’ll start attracting better opportunities and people effortlessly.

Life Coaching Tip: Evaluate Alignment Regularly

Periodically assess your goals to ensure they remain in alignment with your values. This ongoing evaluation allows for adjustments and refinements, ensuring that your intentions consistently reflect the person you aspire to be.

I’ve seen clients experience profound transformations when they shifted from generic goals to value-based ones. One client, driven by the value of continuous learning, set intentions to acquire new skills, resulting in a career change that brought them immense professional and personal satisfaction.

The Power of Positive Language

Intentions are not just about what you want to achieve but also about how you frame them. Positive language plays a crucial role in shaping your mindset and, consequently, your reality.

Life Coaching Tip: Phrase with Positivity