Do you find it difficult to make New Year’s resolutions? Do you think that it’s a waste of time, a pointless exercise? Or on the other hand, do you love the concept, and spend the 31st December furiously scribbling a long list of things that you want to do differently in the new year, only to find that you’re back to your old habits again by mid January?
Why is marking the New Year important?
If you can honestly say that there is nothing that you would like to change about your life then you are to be saluted! If that is the case, just keep on doing what you’re doing, because you’re obviously doing it right! Namaste!
Most of you out there however probably operate on a slightly lower vibration and can think of several things that you would like to change about your life!
The thing is that as much as you might think that New Years is just an excuse for people to drink a lot, stay up late and have a kiss, the start of a new calendar year actually is significant. In modern day life you are often too busy doing the ‘do’ to stop, take stock and work out where your life is going and how you want to take better control of the reins on that journey. Marking the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to do just this!
New Year’s Resolution Writing
If you haven’t already written some New Year’s Resolutions then it’s not too late to do it now. In fact, sowing the seeds of what you want for 2018 is perfect during in the first half of January, up until the powerful new moon energy on 17th. Definitely writing your resolutions down is best. When you write down a goal, rather than just thinking about it, you are using both sides of your brain and tapping into both your conscious and unconscious mind. It is also a way to hold yourself accountable – check back on what you wrote down every month or so and assess how you are doing.
You’ve probably heard that the best way to write a goal is SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based. This a great approach to your resolutions as well. So not just “I will get fit in 2018” but “I exercise for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week. My resting heart rate is reduced to 70bpm and my weight is reduced by 4kg, by 30th April 2018.” It is also great to think through additional meaning for the SMART acronym – where S is also stretching or significant, M is also meaningful or motivational, A is also action-oriented, R is also rewarding and T is also timely!
Write your resolutions in the present, as if they already are – this is the message you are sending out to the universe – rather than a message of want and lack! If your brain has a fight with you over saying “I am” about something eg. “I am the top scoring player for my footy team by the end of the season” then say “I am working towards…”.
Don’t write about how you want to feel, write about what you are doing when you are feeling that way. Also don’t write in the negative, write in the positive: not “I don’t feel anxious when I get to work each day” but instead “When I arrive at work each day I immediately begin to effectively and efficiently work through my to-do list”.
Holistic Health and Wellbeing
To work towards a better level of wellbeing in all aspects of your life in 2018, here are my suggested topics to include a resolution on. Take whichever ones are applicable to you and write away!
- Exercise – make sure you are doing some, your body needs to move
- Yoga – helps to train your brain to deal with stress
- Meditation – essential for your mental and spiritual wellbeing
- Diet – whole foods from the earth, reduce artificial additives, reduce sugar
- Drugs – alcohol, cigarettes, etc – reduce your intake
- Environment – improve your surroundings and avoid toxins
- Planet – increase what you are doing to reduce waste and pollution
- Career/ Job – do something that contributes in a positive way to your own wellbeing and that of humanity
- Relationships – surround yourself with people who give your life positive energy, and stay away from those who don’t
- Sleep – improve the quality and quantity of your sleep
- Nature – get into it, even if it’s just your garden or local park
- Fun/ Pleasure – make sure you have some regularly
- Water – drink lots of it, purified
For any help with writing your resolutions, please contact me – I’d love to help you! If you would like to access some wonderful support tools for overall wellbeing in 2018 consider Essential Oils or Reiki. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to get in touch.