So has your new year already started with that ruthless resolution list?
A year and list that will change just about everything and deliver a new and perfect you?
Anything here sound familiar?
- I will be a perfect parent and never get angry! In fact I will never get angry full stop!
- I will do more for others regardless that I’m working all hours and never-resting!
- I will be the best mum, wife, friend, daughter, sister, a super-hero!
- I will be super-healthy, live on green veggies, never eat treats or drink alcohol again, and really add so many strict rules to my life that I wonder what I can enjoy?
- I will not worry – yeah right! Isn’t this ingrained in most of us today?
To be honest the new year resolution protocol can be totally exhausting, and only set up the new year with a set of rules that can keep us feeling unhappy, trapped, and re-validate that core belief that we think we are not good enough.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
Sadly around this time of year many of us will negatively pull our life apart. A thinking trap that sees the modification for just about every single thing!
So perhaps this new year the resolutions we make need to give some grace and compassion to who we are today. To actually count many of the positives we already contribute in life, and yes, where there are tweaks, absolutely work towards change, but in doing so, ensure we set small realistic goals day-to-day so we can sustain any changes that we really feel need to be made.
Maybe we can start to believe in who we already are, and to honour our mind, body and soul with the love and compassion it so deserves. Maybe we can begin to trust that we don’t need to change that much at all!
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
So yes the new year is ahead in full swing. The past is just that. Let the key resolution for 2017 allow you to live in the present moment as best you can. To make each day count so you can allow your kindness, patience and life to shine. A resolution that can help to let go of all the imperfections and things you think you did wrong in 2016, or any other time for that matter! A resolution that will give your life a gift, and help to release any thoughts of negativity and strict rules that don’t serve any purpose to your life.
2017 = a simple rule! That is making it count and believing in your journey ahead.