In a few days we will be celebrating the start of a new year. I love seeing the optimism online of people ready for the new year to accomplish new goals. I have goals as well, things I want to reach in the near future, but I think it’s important to understand that resolutions can be set and accomplished at any time. Hear me out.
We don’t need the excuse of a new year or a certain age to set and reach milestones. We have every opportunity to follow our hearts at our fingertips. Instead of waiting for a reason to do what you feel in your being, start now. Today. Waiting for the right time is limiting yourself to all the universe has to offer. How many times do we say we will lose weight starting the new year? Now is the time for me to diet. It’s an excuse that has been overused, myself included. If you want to feel healthy, start now. Be conscious of taking care of your body. And instead of making it a pressure of looking a certain way deemed acceptable by society, change the mentality to feeling a certain way. Do it for yourself and overall wellbeing. Feel good in your skin and love yourself for who you are and for making yourself important enough to be a priority.
We get so caught up in the material resolutions that we forget that each day is an opportunity to continue becoming us in our personal journey. The way I see it, we can choose to reflect inwardly at what we have, be grateful for it, and become aware of what we want to continue working on in the coming times. I guess you can say that we shift our views from material to more spiritual if you want to give it a name.
Resolutions are just that, goals and promises we want to keep. If we look at it as something we want lifelong then we release the pressure and enjoy the path reaching them.
For some time now I have shifted my resolutions. I no longer say I want to lose weight or a higher paycheck. Trust me, it took a long time for me to understand this mentality. When I actually stopped to think about what I wanted, I realized I couldn’t put concrete things to it. I wanted a life I could love. I wanted things to continue being grateful for. I wanted dreams to become reality. To sum it up, I wanted my soul to be happy and free.
I started rewording my resolutions. Then, I became a life coach and understood intentions, or affirmations. It all clicked. The way we ask for things and the energy we put into our words and thoughts have a huge impact on the outcome. Stating things in a positive manner and present tense will open you to so much more. Most importantly, believe you can live a life you love.
My list of resolutions, or better yet, intentions is this:
- Be unapologetically me
- Follow my dreams
- Be grateful for all that comes into my life, the good and the challenging.
- Be raw and honest
- Love, for myself and others
- Be compassionate. Release judgment and understand everyone has their own journey in life.
- Become aware of the world around me with more than just my five senses.
- Keep my sense of wonder and adventure open
- Continue to develop my personal growth
- Believe in myself, my dreams, and the world
I wish you all the very best for this upcoming year and many blessings to you and your loved ones. Follow your path with an open heart and mind, and when the countdown begins to welcome a new year, believe in the magic of life. See it as what it is, another day to live out your purpose with confidence and love.