Thursday, 18 January 2018


the idea of new year's 'resolutions' has grown to sit not quite right with me the past few weeks. to me, traditional new year's resolutions appear as though they are based off the idea that you're doing something wrong, or that there's a problem that needs to be fixed. to resolve is to "settle or find a solution to a problem". obviously i think its great to have goals, but we are not problems that need a strict solution put in place. to me the whole vibe behind resolutions usually comes across as rather negative and from a place of lacking or percieved failure within ourselves. resolutions are more often than not based on thinking that we aren't good enough the way we are, and that we will be happier if we change who we are or get something else. and after all, if we're honest with ourselves, the vast majority of people don't stick to these strict, specific resolutions put in place on january 1st, further leading to these feelings of hopelessness and defeat.

while i don't think you need a new year to set about making positive changes to your life either, i do love the proverbial blank slate and fresh start that a new year brings as much as the next person. so, this year i have decided to set intentions for the year ahead. put simply, an intention is "a thing intended; an aim or a plan". instead of coming from a place of lacking within ourselves and setting rigid resolutions, to me intentions come from a simple place of wanting to feel and do better. rather than setting a guilt-trap likely to be triggered by broken resolutions, setting intentions create gentle goals of how we want to live our lives in a way that promotes continual self growth.

in my opinion, above all else, setting intentions can help us to manifest the life we want to live. our intentions set manifestation into motion using the law of attraction. each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical being. this energy then attracts the same kind of energy right back. so, if your thought patterns are negative, your energy will be negative, and thus, you will attract negative experiences. the opposite is in turn just the same! thus, by setting positive intentions in place, you can begin to manifest positive change and growth in your life. 

with all of that being said, below is my list of fifteen intentions i have for the year of twenty-eighteen.

what are your intentions for 2018? comment them below, i'd love to hear.

as always, thank you for reading and leaving lovely comments below my posts! i love hearing your feedback and own personal stories and opinions. i head to hawaii in less than a week, so guaranteed my next post will be a gushing tribute to my time spent there!

lots of love,


  1. You're such an inspiring person; you've always been! I hope 2018 will be great for you xxxx

    1. you're so wonderful. i hope 2018 treats you well too! xxx

  2. Hi Araina, I found your blog through the Your Own Magic group and after reading your Hawaii post, I was hooked. I really relate to your words and just wanted to thank you for putting them out into the universe. This post reminds me a lot of my first blog post discussing new years resolutions. If you would like to check it out, it's ~ Jordan

    1. oh i'm so glad to hear you found something in my little corner of the internet! you're lovely. can't wait to check out your blog too xx


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