Resolutions but New Year’s Intentions
Last year was a wild ride, so wild that people are beginning to “wake up” from the fog that many of us have been in for years. That reality check for working on ourselves more and our world is coming home to roost. You can smell the change in the air and see it play out across the country. Cold arctic blasts are hitting the northern parts of the US like nobody’s business and the Planet Earth, well she’s slowly starting her dance to make way for new energy, vibrational and physical shifts that we need desperately to bring about change to improve our world.
The same goes for each of us who are living in our little bubbles. There’s no escaping change. You either get in front of the shift and wield that power to co-create or you will get sucked into avortex of undesired experiences (many of which you don’t prefer or like). If you’re not conscious and aware of how you are contributing directly and indirectly to your world, you will feel helpless. But if you become aware and make changes, your life changes and improves.
The focus always goes back to these new intentions we are setting. Unfortunately, sticking to them is easier said than done! I know from personal experience. Nonetheless, there are ways you can simplify your process and keep your promise to yourself and genuinely enjoy your new year. Just 8-days ago, the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and the challenges and triumphs of the past year are now behind you. There was something very magical about that moment. Not just the energetics and numerological significance of it.
You now have 12 months of new beginnings and opportunities that now lie at your doorstep. So, how’s your list of change in 2018 looking right about now? If you hadn’t put one together, I strongly encourage you to do so now. Not for the typical and obvious reason but because right now, it’s your turn. Right now is all you have to start doing something different. Tomorrow, which isn’t guaranteed is a blessing that allows you to continue what you started. So when you do wake-up and realize you have another day to be happy, make the most of that opportunity![bctt tweet=”Right now is all you have to start doing something different. Tomorrow, which isn’t guaranteed is a blessing that allows you to continue what you started.” username=””]
Let’s take a look at four ways to help you keep those promises to yourself this year:
1.) Keep it Simple, Sweetheart! 💋
Making grand plans for sweeping life changes may seem like a good idea at the time, but these resolutions are often the hardest to stick to. If you have major changes that you want to achieve this year, start by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable goals. By doing this, you can keep your motivation high to stick to your plan as you accomplish each milestone.
2.) Stay Grounded in your Approach
The excitement and passion that comes with a new year can make you feel like you can conquer the world. But before you start making too many big resolutions, take a step back and examine your goals. While it’s true we can accomplish anything we put our minds to; it’s most efficient to start with one or two big changes instead of overwhelming ourselves with a long to-do list of goals. If you overwhelm yourself, you may start on the road to the dangers of procrastinating and never get anything done.
3.) Track your Accomplishments
Changes often come in small, almost unnoticeable shifts in our daily life. Have you ever looked back at a picture from a year or two ago and been shocked at how different everyone looks? You didn’t even notice people were changing until the evidence was right there in front of you! By tracking small steps of progress in a calendar or journal, you will be able to watch your journey unfold every step of the way.
4.) Never Give up on Yourself
Far too often, we fall off the wagon of our New Year’s resolution and end up calling it quits over frustration and guilt. Don’t let yourself fall into that trap! Everyone makes mistakes, and no journey is a straightforward path. Embrace and accept the twists and turns of working towards your goal, and release the judgment you have for yourself if you take a step back before moving forward again.
Setting a New Year’s resolution is like putting a beacon of intention out to the Universe that you are ready for positive, beautiful changes in your life. Like any journey, support is key to helping us make our way towards our goals. Reach out to friends and family to lean on during the process, and for a little extra boost, sign up for my blog, and I’ll send you a free audio gift to help you release your fear so that you can manifest your dreams!
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