The New Year is fast approaching! Soon the primary topic of discussion will be what your resolutions are for the new year. We’ll all mull over the usual: lose weight or get healthy, pay down debt and save more, give up bad habits… etc. Before you start jotting down your list of resolutions, take some time to really think about the things that you want to accomplish and how you can craft better results for yourself in the new year.
When contemplating making a decision, we’re always encouraged to take our time and think through our options.
There’s no doubt that this is a good strategy. It’s important to consider the potential consequences of our choices, and ensure we are making informed decisions. You hear this advice often though because it’s legitimately beneficial; good decisions take time.
I love affirmations.
I’m completely obsessed with the idea that we can change the trajectory of our lives by changing how we think and what we believe about ourselves. Since our thoughts are rooted in our beliefs which primarily come from repetitious exposure – intentionally speaking happiness, love and abundance in our lives should be a daily ritual.
Why is the concept of doing what we do for others for ourselves so difficult to grasp? I’m not really sure that our i-can-do-it-all mentality is something that we’re even conscious of. We’ve become so inundated with terms that define who we should be – girlboss, supermom, hustler… the list goes on and on.
Maybe we’ve convinced ourselves that self-sacrifice equals “adulting”.
The holidays are a time to enjoy your loved ones and celebrate the closing of the current year. Even though it’s festive and spirited, it can also be quite busy and hectic. We run around trying to juggle a million things at once in an attempt to make sure that everyone else has a great time.
The idea of being present in the moment and intentionally enjoying your life sounds good, right? The picture-perfect vision of you being focused on your goals, manifesting your dream life, and constantly improving… is how we all envision the ideal scenario for our lives. While it’s clear that it’s the most beneficial way to live, many of us still struggle with finding our way.
Sometimes what’s holding you back from the life you desire is something you will never be able to change… the past.