“I’m in A New Year State Of Mind.”
Day Twenty-Three of the Self-love 31-day 5-minute Challenge: Resolutions
On the Eve of the New Year, we are all busy making our plans for what we want to do, making declarations of the things we want to do different and making New Year’s resolutions. The end of another year, causes us to ‘pause,’ thinking about all the events that took place. We certainly had many.
I don’t believe in resolutions, at least I don’t wait for the end of the year to start something new. I let go of that idea a long, long time ago. Resolutions so often set people up for disappoints if they don’t live up to what they promised themselves, and doesn’t make for feeling good about oneself either.
I believe every day, every breath, every minute, every second is a ‘New Beginning.’ The practice is Less about thinking we are a small limited human roaming the earth. More about remembering we are a Divine limitless soul, embodying a human body.
I do understand that it is tradition to have this resolve thingy happen, after all, we are about rituals.
So, if you must make a New Year’s resolution, try reframing your expectations this year and not put so many pressures and unrealistic expectations on yourself.
I invite you this New Year’s Eve to spend five minutes making a list of things you would ‘like’ to do, in 2017.
I have always been a practitioner of writing out my wishes and dreams without attachment to the outcome, one of my journal joys in life. An example would be; “How would I like to grow and expand more?”
“Where in my life can I open up more of myself, so that I can raise my vibration and start living more of the life I have always wanted?” I am sure you can come up with many many more of your own desires.
And more importantly, let us practice;
*Fewer Judgments; work on accepting most are doing their best.
*Less putting you on lock down until some mystical day in the future is the right time. Life is happening NOW.
*More grounding ourselves with heart opening morning rituals to begin our day; setting intentions that will set the tone, move the energy and raise our vibrations.
*Stop worrying about what others think. OH Hell NO baby- Rock that boat baby, the world needs the raw, untidy, extraordinary, messy, incredible and irreplaceable you. Shake it up. Your genuineness is magnetic; YOU were BORN to shine, glow and grow.
*Stop doubting yourself and putting things off because you don’t feel ready. NEWS FLASH…You are never ready, you will figure it out as you go with your flow. Believe in yourself, you are a force to be reckoned with, you always have the power and the creative juices, just trust yourself more. YOU are a warrior baby!
*Let go of your attachments to outcomes. Be open to the ‘curve balls,’ they are excellent opportunities to breath more and practice being ‘ok’ when the going gets turbulent. A realignment on the way is not a dead end, just a new beginning.
*Less worry and controlling how things need to be. There is this life force that is working for you, with you, in your and around you-USE IT. Trust that it works out no matter what. There is this invisible life force in the Universe that keeps things spinning-That is a “WOWIE.” Imagine the miracle(s) of life more and start trusting in that. It is the only gig in town.
*Less feeling you are not enough and that you are a divine being born beautiful with nothing to prove. Just be YOU. You are living a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Life!
*Less negative self-talk; the bullshit stories you tell yourself; I can’t, I am incapable, I am not worthy, I am not enough…Whatever your story is that does not serve you. ‘S T O P’ Choose new empowering beliefs that serve you up, raise your vibrations.
*Lose the shoulda, woulda, coulda story. Less overthinking and making decisions only with your mind or based on what you “should” be doing or what other people are doing. More tuning into your heart, soul, and intuition, because, you have an unlimited Source of love, wisdom and guidance inside of you. BAM!
These are Simple goals, easy to track, certainly not overwhelming.
The Mantra: I deserve love. I AM worthy of passion. I deserve a superb life.I hope that I have inspired you to love and honor yourself more; all the sum parts of your humanness; you are a beautiful soul!
“To see the first sunrise in New Year is the most sacredness of existence.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita