Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
What’s your New Year’s resolution? It’s been a conversation that’s come up for me many times in the last couple of weeks.
The New Year has begun and we’re all thinking about what we’re going TO DO different or how we’re going TO BE different in this next year. It’s an opportunity for a new beginning. It’s fun to think about things you want to improve, accomplish and create.
One resolution I made a few weeks ago is to choose what I love. It’s been fun practicing it. It works in a lot of areas in my life.
The first place I practiced my new resolution was in a clothing store. I was shopping for gifts and I saw a shirt I liked. That happens all the time for me. I tend to find the best things when looking for gifts. Anyways, I considered buying it, then I thought about it. I liked it but I didn’t love it, so I didn’t buy it. In that case it saved me money. : – )).
Then, deciding what to eat, picking something that tastes good and makes me feel good. That’s choosing what I love to eat and how I love to feel.
I have also experienced it in circumstances where I have limited choices, then I’ve been choosing the best choice available in that moment.
We all have good intentions, but sometimes we get off track.
So, here are a few of tips on how to keep your resolutions.
—Be careful not to put too much on your plate. When you choose to change a lot of things at once, you can feel overwhelmed. Change definitely comes easier when you do it one thing at a time.
—When you claim I’m not going to do this anymore (whatever “this” is for you), it doesn’t work. It’s much more effective to replace that habit with a new one. For example: If you drink coffee in the morning and you say to yourself, I’m going to stop drinking coffee, it probably won’t work. But if you create a new habit and say I’m going to drink a cup of green tea every morning. That will give you an opportunity to succeed. Creating a new habit takes 21 days. If you stick with it, it will get easier.
—Setting intentions is another way to be successful in keeping your resolutions. Let’s say you feel that spending a lot of time on social media is draining. You can decide to be on social media for a designated amount of time each day. The intention would be to give yourself more energy. Then each day you can consciously choose to have more energy by sticking to your plan.
I have one thing I want to remind you as you implement your resolutions. Everything takes practice. I love the word practice! The definition of practice is repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.
If it doesn’t go smoothly one day, be easy on yourself. You have another opportunity to practice the next day or sometimes even the same day.
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Wishing you a Healthy, Happy, Bright and Beautiful New Year!
Sending you lots of love and big hugs,