“I’m going to lose weight”
Just one of the many things you may of said or heard over the years while talking New Year’s resolutions with your friends. According to some researches, most of the new gym passes go idle by as soon as February. Making a New Year’s resolution and sticking with it can be tough, I totally get it and if it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. In fact, 25% of people who make New Year’s resolutions give up after a week! Most people make these resolutions because it’s the popular thing to do, or because they want social acceptance from others. I mean, yes it’s great that people use this to get out of bed and go to the gym, but you don’t want to use social acceptance as the base of your goal, because you’ll stop doing it once the judgmental eyes of your peers turn away from you.
I don’t know about you, but when I don’t follow through with a resolution, there is always a sense of disappointment in myself. Well… I’m done feeling that way! I still think setting goals are important, and you should absolutely strive to better yourself by accomplishing these goals. However, you shouldn’t force your goals when the time isn’t right. New Year’s might feel like a great time to take a stand, but you’re better off waiting until you’re more fully committed — mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Speaking of mentally and spiritually, I do have one resolution that I started last year and will continue to practice every day of my life, thanks to my Mom. She taught me that you can manifest your dreams with the law of attraction.
The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.
This is really nothing new, and people have been doing this for years. It just took me a little more time to fully commit. It all happens in your mind, not your body. CHANGE YOUR WORDS, YOUR WORDS HAVE POWER, remember that. If you’re saying, ‘I’m fat, I’m ugly, I’m stupid’ or ‘I can’t, I won’t, I’m never going to be able to do that’ then that’s exactly what you’re going to have. We all get stuck saying the same things over and over again and it’s important to manifest exactly what you want through your language.”
I think that’s a message we could all stand to give ourselves any time of the year.
There is only one New Year, but each and every day is born with new opportunity. If yesterday’s attitude didn’t work for us, we can change it today. When we seal a resolution in our heads for an entire year, we give ourselves the message of “just one chance.” This life is full of a million and more chances. They are yours. Wake up, kick ass, repeat, that’s my mantra! What’s yours?
If you’re still really set on making on New Year’s resolution but don’t want to put pressure on yourself, what if you focused outward. While many resolutions about are kicking a bad habit, losing weight, getting fit or some other personal goal; why not flip the focus to someone else, a group, or organization? What if you made it your mission to benefit others in the upcoming year? Who will you help, why, and how?
Have a Happy New Year!