Most of the emails over the last day have been about setting New Year’s Resolutions, or not. Inspiring quotes to start your year strong. How to detox efficiently in 3 days. Stop smoking easily. And the list continues.
Did you know that the most common New Year’s Resolutions are to get healthier, quit smoking/drinking/overeating and to lose weight. All of these relate to looking after our bodies, to creating a cleaner, healthier and stronger you.
Did you know that most New Year’s Resolutions are broken within days if not weeks?
Interesting thoughts to contemplate aren’t they?
This year, my New Year’s Resolution is not about me. It’s about helping others achieve what they desire. Go figure, 2014 was a changing year for me, so now the focus is upon others and not me anymore. How exhilarating, how inspiring, how wonderful to know that this is my focus for the next 52 weeks!!
My resolution is actually part of my lifestyle. It is a part of my daily routines that have been established over the last year, so I know that they will be fulfilled as they are not a distant goal, but something that I aspire to include in my daily life, so it becomes a lifestyle, and not a goal.
How do I do this? I would lie to you if I said that this was easy to achieve, if it happened overnight. As I mentioned, it’s been developing over the last year and it will continue to develop. Some of the first steps I have undertaken to ensure this is happening within my lifestyle are:
- at the end of every day, writing out 10 things I’m grateful for, in my Gratitude diary. This includes my learning experiences!
- on waking every day, I run through my morning six – my dream, how it will feel when it’s achieved, who I’m going to help along the way, what I’m doing when it’s achieved, the one fun thing I’m going to do when I achieve it, and the one thing I’m going to do today that will take me one step closer to that dream
- on waking I also consider the short term goals that I’m aiming for along the way to achieving my dream above
- I look for butterflies every day – it was part of my E-squared experiment and it’s stayed with me. This allows me to know that I can manifest the changes in my life that I desire
These steps, undertaken daily, have become my lifestyle. These steps assist me in achieving my goals, lifestyle and resolutions.