It’s time to create better resolutions.
Whether it is because of the cliché or the cynic inside you, we are quick to reject resolutions for the New Year. More than a list that is failures you have set yourself up for the coming year, the list of resolutions actually is a really admirable tradition. It reflects the hope that we have that with each turning year comes a chance to turn your life around. If you have ever made a resolution for the new year, it means you have believed in the chance at a fresh start to become the best version of yourself.
I know what you are thinking. If that is so, why is it that we almost always fail? Are we destined to lose conviction to the cause as the months lose days? Are we just not good enough to be the people we want to be?
The big problem is that we don’t know what we really want. We tend to stay in shallow waters and those types of desires don’t have the emotional or energetic pull to carry us beyond January. When we focus on the external only without finding our real WHY or when we make resolutions based on FEAR, nothing really happens…at least not on the long term.
Before you start tossing out self-esteem and future goals, let us examine the global trend of falling short of your new year resolutions. There must be a reason. Maybe it is in the resolutions we set out – ambitious, abstract goals we set for ourselves. Most times, we do not even know why we want to “do yoga every morning”, is it what our hearts are telling us to do? Can we really follow dreams if we do not know why we have them?
So, let us re-draft our lists with things that may be closer to us than lists from all the years before.
- Listen to Yourself
What is it that your heart needs most right now? It could be that vacation plan you put off because it was never a good time, it could be quitting your job, or it could be conjuring the courage to paint again. Our hearts and minds are always telling us what we need, and we drown out their voices under all the opinions of other people that we have gathered. Resolve to give your own opinion first priority, and following your heart will make you feel the accomplishment you had missed out on with all other resolutions you set out.
- Practice Random Acts of Kindness for Everyone.
Kindness goes around in a circle. It is bound to come back to you sooner or later, whether as karmic balance of the universe or as the people you helped helping you back. It will refresh your soul and replenish your depleting self-esteem.
- Be Kind to Yourself
Being kind to ourselves opens up to not only ourselves, but all the people around us too. When we stop searching for someone else to treat us right, and give ourselves the love we deserve, we are left with the energy and ability to treat others better too.
- Do one good thing for your body health every day.
Set a low-maintenance, abstract goal for yourself every day. Decide what that goal is going to be and commit to it. Soon you will find yourself doing it regularly. Even if it is drink almost 8 glasses of water in a day, or practicing meditation for 1 minute, the closer you feel to your goal, the more likely you are to go all the way.
- Find one thing to be grateful for every day.
When you make gratitude a habit, you open yourself to a revolution of perception. As the days progress, the extent of your gratitude will magnify. The wonder and appreciation you will create for life with this habit will open you up to pursuing other accomplishments too. Maybe one day that you are grateful for the way you look, you will love your body and treat it well, losing the weight you wanted to get rid of from the offset by just being good to yourself and not because what someone else thinks.
Many of you are already thinking about goals related to weight loss and repairing your body after the Holidays. One main thing that may get on the way of that resolution is not looking at your cravings wisely. If you don’t all that dieting and calorie counting will backfire. Again..you are playing it shallow. But what are these cravings telling you? Can they be guiding you to a real powerful resolution? The answer id YES. You body and your gut brain are indicating that something is lacking. Whether that something is food, rest, inspiration or something else. Make your intention for 2018 to listen to it and learn how to understand your cravings
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Happy New Year Love,
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