Intentions are less threatening & more 'verb-like' than 'resolutions'. When you say 'I intend to do something,' it's more like a statement, or a prediction, something you have already worked the details out in your head for. It's visualized. If I say 'resolutions,' it feels negative to me. It's as if I've resolved to do something I really don't want to do. But I have to do it anyway. I'm being forced. Resolutions, in my mind, are vague and come from someone else. Intentions, on the other hand, come from me. I am in control. I choose what I will do.…

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