This year resolve to awaken your soul. This isn’t the green juicing, hunger pains resolution that will leave you caffeine craving and hangry….this is an opportunity to breath in the good vibes of a new beginning and choose this moment to become humble in our universe. Incorporating this can start small:
In the morning breathe deeply before you ever open your eyes.
Wiggle your fingers and toes slowly.
Roll your wrists and ankles.
Stretch your hands above your head.
Reach your feet to the bottom of your covers.
Take another deep breath and think of your loved ones;
Think I am…
I am loved.
I am here in this warm, safe place.
I am enough.
Open your eyes and start your day.
Take time in the fledgling days of 2016 to think about where you are, and choose just one thing you want to do this year. Try to stay away from the superficial “get skinny, stay skinny” soul dimming resolutions. Instead set your mind on healthy goals for a happier, humbler you. If you’re set on nutrition, think “stay healthy, make healthy choices, feed my temple the food it deserves.” Do you have a race you want to run? A special place you’d like to visit? A charity you’ve been meaning to get involved with? Ten things you’ve been meaning to drop?
These few minutes of thought can narrow and straighten your determination throughout the coming year. Part of how we get misguided or distracted is that we haven’t taken the time to assess what it is we actually want. This starts the loop of running in circles looking for happiness…for what? The first step in being happy is determining what is is we’re looking for…what it is that makes us happy in the first place.
If you’re completely lost at where to start, try this:
Get a blank sheet of paper.
Write 5 things that make you really happy.
Write 5 activities that make you really happy.
Write 5 things that stress you out.
Write 5 things you don’t like about your community / world.
Now you have direction.
Are you doing the things that make you happy?
Can you do more of them?
From your descriptions above, write three obtainable goals.
Pick the most important.
This is your 2016 resolution.
Write down your resolution and put it several places… on your dresser mirror, your coffee pot, in the back of your phone. Keep it close, and work a tiny bit – even just a few minutes every day – to make it happen.