When you read the title of this post (My Honest Thoughts About New Years Resolutions), you probably thought that it was going to be another person ranting about how pathetic and unrealistic New Years Resolutions are.
This blog post is dedicated to the dreamers, believers and goal setters. Maybe yourself?
Maybe there is something that you want to achieve this year?
Maybe there is something you truly want for yourself, but fear, doubt, and procrastination are holding you back?
If it is you, think of this blog post as a secret space you don’t have to feel any guilt about the things you may not have achieved the past year, and you can 100% be yourself with no judgment.
I am one of those people (now) who believes in setting goals, New Years resolutions and starting over.
Although a lot of people don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, here’s the thing…
I think they are powerful and magical.
Because there are a few people out there who actually achieve their goals for the year, even within a few weeks or months. How wonderful it is, that you could possibly be THAT person… motivated, powerful, inspiring and not giving up EVER.
So if this is a sign for you… maybe this year is it… this is your year.
- To start over.
- To let go of the past and walk into the unknown magic of possibilities.
- To not see New Year’s resolutions as rubbish, and to actually note that they are a thing and they are waiting for the people to start them.
- No matter what people think, working on them every day, step by step, sweat and tears.
- There are people out there who may need somebody to look up to. Maybe this year you could be THIS person. The person who practices what they preach.
- They set the path for others, who feel the same way. They get up early, start the day right and go to sleep achieving what they have set out to do.
- #girlboss2018 anyone?
If you feel like this is you- welcome to good vibe club! This year we are going to be unstoppable! But please note this will not be easy. There is work to do.
TIPS FOR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
- Have a day to spring clean everything. Your room, car, house, belongings and get rid of anything that no longer serves you. Maybe it’s books you never read, or clothes that don’t fit, or old journals. Make room in your life for the new and magical things. It’s such a great feeling!
- Before you start your goals, set yourself a day to have a ‘releasing‘ ritual. Light a candle, place crystals around you, have your journal on hand, meditate, let go of your past mistakes/beliefs/emotions, take a deep breathe and tell yourself it will be okay.
- On a piece of paper, split into two columns and on the left write down ‘habits’. On the right, write down ‘goals’. Start off by writing your goals. Think of these as your all time, big goals that you want to achieve. When you begin to write your habits- ask yourself if habits that you want to incorporate into your daily routine relate to your goals? The more they can help you achieve your goals the better! (For example; if your goal is to exercise every day- a habit would be to wake up earlier, so you can fit exercise into your daily routine).
- Preparation is the key; do things the night before so you will more likely to achieve your goals (such as prepping a healthy breakfast, packing your gym bag, writing a to-do list, having your calendar/diary clearly out to be seen for upcoming bills and events).
- If you failed to do something one day, don’t let it affect the rest of your week. This is so common and I actually do this often as well, get on with it and start again the next day.
- Have at least one rest day from your goals to rest and recuperate. Maybe on this day you could pamper yourself, or go hiking in nature- to ground yourself and slow down.
- For some people, not sharing their goals with others actually helps them achieve it. Think of it as silent progress. Once you have progressed, then begin to share it. (For others, it actually might be helpful to share as they can get advice and help from others).
- Once a month or quarter, take a moment to reflect. Have a think about the great things you have achieved (yay!) and also the things in your lifestyle that aren’t working for you, or maybe stopping you from achieving your new year’s resolutions.
- Make a vision board and place on it everything that inspires you- places, people, art, public figures, pages from books, colors etc.
- Most importantly, believe in yourself and think positive thoughts. You’ll never get anywhere if you keep thinking negatively. Tell yourself affirmations and lovely thoughts every day.
May 2018 be your best year yet beautiful souls!
I believe in you so much xx