New Year – New You: Out with the Old In with the New
There are many ways that we celebrate ringing in a new year, but making resolutions remain one of the most popular traditions for those who want to take a step towards a happier, healthier life. When making our New Year’s resolutions, are we really doing ourselves a favor? While it’s true that we are making them with the intention of creating positive changes, more often than not, we are also setting ourselves up for feeling like a failure if we don’t meet our set “goals.”
One of the most popular resolutions that we as women make is to lose X-amount of weight in the new year. What does this resolution tell our subconscious mind? With this type of statement are we actually stating that we do not believe we are perfect, whole, attractive, or beautiful in our current state – leading to feelings of frustration and disempowerment before we have even started working towards our goal on January 1st?
Instead of creating resolutions based on lack of money, self-worth, etc., I invite you to think about making a decision that empowers you – mentally, psychically, spiritually, and emotionally. So, you may be saying to yourself, Ok, so what does this type of resolution look like? I’ll show you. Check out the following empowering “intention statements” that you could adapt to our own needs to make 2018 your best year ever!:
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I will Embrace my Worth
This far-reaching resolution can apply to so many aspects of your life – whether you are feeling under-appreciated at home, looked over for a promotion at work, or generally struggling with self-confidence. Commit your next year to embracing the beauty and power that is inherently within you. When we let our light shine, we illuminate the world around us.
I am Ready to make Healthy Boundaries
Those who are empathic or sensitive tend to fall into roles where they are being taken advantage above or abused in some way. Regardless of your relationship to them, toxic people have no place in a peaceful life. Take time this year to start saying “No” to situations that do not support your higher purpose, and surround yourself with those who love and honor you.
I will focus on Mindfulness
Although it is an ancient concept, the practice of mindfulness has become a popular buzzword in the past couple years – and for a good reason! Many of us live in a constant state of chaos, and it is easy to forget to take some time out of our busy schedules to come back to the simple beauty of life. Becoming more mindful this year will not only help you be positive, more importantly, it reduces symptoms of stress and anxiety for a more peaceful mind.
I will become my own Best Friend
I know, it sounds cliché, but coming to a mental space where you truly love, honor, and respect yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give your soul. Regardless of where you have been and where you will go, the path to happiness is paved with self-love. Honor this relationship by taking time to enjoy the things you are passionate about in the new year to help reclaim your self-acceptance.
New Year’s or the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to embrace changes with a blank slate – which can be both exciting and overwhelming! Instead of bogging yourself down in all the “shoulds” of this new year, consider making a resolution that empowers you to grow into an even higher version of who you truly are. By doing this, we create positive changes and also find peace within our daily existence.
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