New year, new decade, new day, new hour, new you. What are you going to accomplish this year? 

I have a lot of things in the works… so watch out universe! I do believe this girl is going to be on fire. 

I cannot believe the New Year has arrived. This is the time so many of us start making New Year’s resolutions to improve different aspects of our lives. New Year’s resolutions range from simple desires to seemingly full-proof plans for extensive life change.

What we all have in common is the desire to take steps towards becoming the best version of yourself in the year ahead. We set goals to live life differently than previous years, like changing your eating habits, discovering a new self-care routine,receiving a massage, or following a regular exercise regime. However, a few short weeks later, many of us well-wishers end up discouraged and filled with shame and remorse over failed attempts to make resolutions come to pass. Who knows?

This may be the second, third, fourth or even the 15th year some of us have tried to “kick the habit.” After so many misguided attempts, why would we even want to try again?

 

Before you begin to give up, ask yourself these questions…

What if the flowers just gave up on blooming every spring?

What if some local birds that have migrated to a tropical island decided not to come home?

What if the sun chose to hide behind the clouds all summer?

I’m not sure about you but I love the fragrant smell of the blooming flowers,  the sound of the birds waking up in the morning, and the warmth of the sunshine on a beautiful summer day.That means this year, this month, today and even this moment, is filled with hope for a better future. 

As we travel down the road of renewal, receiving answers from the universe along the way, we have a number of reasons to feel hope. Many times we are focused on the destination that we forget the journey. Empowerment is taking control of your life. Why wait?

 

This year let’s make a difference…

  • Learn to love what you see in the mirror
  • Make time for creativity
  • Never say no to adventure
  • Eat more green food
  • Send snail mail
  • Send handwritten thank yous
  • Buy less, choose well
  • Give out many compliments
  • Travel
  • Be kind to strangers
  • Volunteer your time and skills
  • Take a cooking class
  • Practice being more presence
  • Learn from others
  • Embrace simplicity

Saying positive affirmations while looking at yourself in the mirror every morning may help you to feel motivated and step into your power so that you are able to start living your best life!

Some of my favorite morning affirmations are…

  • I am living my best life
  • Love is looking for me
  • Great things are going to happen to me
  • I am working towards my goals
  • I am letting go of all negativity
  • I am thankful for everything that did not work out for me
  • I am walking in my purpose
  • I am healing from all my past hurts
  • I am making progress everyday
  • I am at peace in my life

 

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