This time of year used to be my favorite. Yeah, the holidays were a great time for sure, but I saw the impending new year as an opportunity to right all of my wrongs and become an entirely new person. A better person. Someone who put her nose to the grindstone, and FINALLY chiseled the perfect body, 10-x’d her business, and attained spiritual enlightenment in a mere twelve months. I might not have even been able to achieve these things before, but I always thought, this year would be different.
I’m exaggerating here, but not by much. I used to start each new year under the assumption that there was something wrong with me, when it should have been obvious that there was something wrong with with the resolutions I was making. In my mind, I wasn’t achieving my goals because I didn’t deserve to–I wasn’t working hard enough. But the truth is, my goals were based in a mentality of fear and lack. They weren’t empowering, and they didn’t feel good. In fact, they just stressed me out!
Last year, I realized something had to give. The thought of putting in a ridiculous amount of hours to explode my business, and suffering through another crazy diet and exercise regime literally made me nauseous. And then, in a moment of instant clarity (thank you, Universe), I thought, just focus on how you want to FEEL. That changed everything!
I wanted to feel happy and energetic. I didn’t want to be anxious and stressed out all the time…I wanted to be more creative, and do the things I loved in my business. I wanted to have more fun.
So I kicked my typical resolutions to the curb and spent my time doing more of the things that made me feel the way I wanted to feel. When I started to veer down the path of crazy again, I’d check in with myself. I’d ask myself, is this going to bring me tension, or ease? And you know what? It worked!
What about your resolutions? Could they use a do over…or do you need to ditch them altogether? Do you feel energized when you think about them or do they bring you down? What are the feelings you want achieving those goals to give you? Focus on those. What things can you do feel the way you want to feel?
I’d love to know what your goals are and if reading this made you rethink things at all. Hit me up in the comments and tell me all about it! Happy New Year!
Blessings, Love, and Light,
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