My 2018 Intentions

HAPPY 2018!!! Hope you guys had a fantastic New Year’s Eve and it was one to remember! So since today is the official first day of a brand new year, I’m going to tell you something you probably weren’t expecting to hear: DITCH THOSE RESOLUTIONS!

I’m sure I’m not the only one to say that I never follow through with my resolutions, so today I’m going to share with you what DOES work. For me, it’s all about SETTING INTENTIONS. The biggest difference between Resolutions and Intentions is that resolutions are mainly focused on “DOING,” whereas Intentions are focused on “BEING.” Resolutions can come and go, but when you set the right intention it becomes a part of you and a lifestyle.

Don’t get me wrong… there is nothing wrong with setting GOALS. In fact, with the right intention, more than often than not, you will reach your goal! Sometimes it’s all about viewing your goal in a different light and wording it differently so it can become a positive “intention” instead. For example, instead of saying “I’m going to lose 10 lbs this year and go to the gym 5 times a week,” you can set your intention “to honor and respect my body.” Setting intentions will allow you to be present and help you maintain a healthy outlook on your goals throughout the year… instead of giving yourself a hard time if you missed going to the gym that one time.


With that said, I wanted to share are my intentions for 2018 with you all:

I intend to have a healthy relationship with my body, mind, and soul.

I intend to be present in the moment.

I intend to trust the process of life.

I intend to focus on my breath.

I intend to remain positive through stress.

I intend to let go of worrying.

I intend to be thankful for the little things and maintain an attitude of gratitude.

Do you guys have any intentions for 2018? Let me know in the comments below!



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  • michael says:

    Newyr resolutions are a good start for intentions
    for clothing go

  • Shirley Mak says:

    LOVE this post, Chriselle!! I never thought about it as intentions vs. resolutions but I’m definitely changing my mindset for 2018!

    xx shirley

  • So well said.
    New reader here, great blog, and I love the way you write.
    Best, Milli Stephania

  • Setting intentions is so important. I am all about resolutions.

    xo. SN |

  • Parmida says:

    Perfectly said! Love you babe! <3

  • Meghan Burns says:

    Such a beautiful post. Love this.
    xx, Meghan |

  • Phua says:

    You have a list of great intentions. I will adopting some of those!

  • kirsten says:

    Fabulous take on”resolutions”-
    May be harder to to “be” but so rewarding

  • kytsia says:

    Happy 2018!!
    xo, Kytsia

  • Furdiki Sherpa says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful encouraging post! So true it’s all about intentions. I always admire how hard you work and also balance between family and work. Happy 2018! My intention this year to be healthy, take care of myself and staying focused.

  • Sara says:

    How do you get that Kodak frame in your pictures?

  • Verna Zook says:

    Describe the perfect way to start the new year.

  • Indy says:

    Happy 2018!!! My intention this year is to be more positive!

  • jada says:

    Loved this post and you’re right, it all comes down to intentions!


  • Love your 2018 intentions, thanks for sharing! Happy New Year Chriselle! 🙂 xoxo

  • Tabitha says:

    Love this! I dislike resolutions and I think goals and intentions are more meaningful and achievable. You gave great tips that go beyond the basic cliche resolutions.


  • Nikki says:

    Loved it! The concept of replacing resolutions with intentions is amazing.


  • Intentions sound way nicer than goals or resolutions, and much more achievable. But I am happy where I am with my mindset, so the only intention I might set for myself is to listen to my gut more when things get hectic.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  • Vivian says:

    Lovely pieces of advice and encouragement for the New Year!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • Seppy says:

    My intention for this year is to be BALANCED, happy & healthy ! I want that to be the main focus and it’ll guide my decisions for everything that I do on a daily basis

    Seppy |

  • K says:

    Lovely intentions My intentions is to be thankful for everything and give everything to God be kind to everyone and love everyone

  • Mimi says:

    I intend to let go of worrying. It solves no problem.

    Mimi |

  • Roxanna says:

    Happy New Year Chriselle!!
    I intend to understand and trust myself, be more patient and positive, and to clear out my mind and body.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Can’t agree with that quote more! <3 Thank you so much for sharing your intentions, Chriselle, and for inspiring us to do so too! 🙂 I've always set goals in the past, and while it's important to have them, I understand what you mean about giving yourself a hard time for not accomplishing them!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • juliezeneth says:

    love this! i will definitely be writing down a few intentions of my own for this upcoming year and for the future to come. great intentions by the way!
    much love and happy new year
    best wishes

  • Natali says:

    You got some great intentions for this year! Happy New Year and best of wishes to you!

  • paul says:

    May you have Great intentions for the year 2018

  • Milena Berestko says:

    Dear Chriselle,
    This and the previous posts truly helped me. I am the kind of person that works until exhaustion fills my body and then call out sickness as my immunity goes down. I tend to focus on my goals so much I forget about the steps to achieve them. This year I want to follow my dreams by listening to my mind and body and sending out positivity and love. I intend to be happy and stay motivated. I intent to work toward my acting career and love myself.

    Thank you for everting you do. Your posts are full of love and grace. I hope that 2018 is going to be a year full of happiness for you and your family.


  • Akshaya says:

    I intend to let go of control over certain things in life 🙂 Happy new year!


  • Lou-Anne says:

    Hi christelle! I loved your post! In 2018, I intend to be less stress, to take care of my friends and family and to success at school and with my blog
    All my love,
    Lou-Anne xxx


    Loved this – the photos are stunning!


  • Marianne says:

    Such a beautiful post – it truly is our intentions that create our reality 🙂 <3

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