Resolution Re-do

Young woman silhouette practicing yoga on the sea beach at sunset
by Judy Moon

My last post was about focusing on what was good about 2016 before we move forward in to 2017. I know that might sound tricky but it’s totally doable and you will be surprised at how good you feel when you acknowledge all of the good things that happened in your life and in the world around you.

This post is going to again prompt you to step out of the box a bit.

Most of us set New Year’s resolutions… lose weight, eat better, go to the gym, give up soda (easey peasey with the new soda tax, right?) – all of the usual suspects. How many of you have already fallen off your goals?

It’s easy, we make a list, we stick to it and we slowly revert back to our norm. We’re human.

I’m all about goals and resolutions and I do my best to make sure I don’t set myself up for failure, but I’m playing around with something new.

How do I want to FEEL…. that’s the goal. That’s the resolution.

That’s what I’m focusing on. The feeling.

Think about it, why do you want to eat better for example. Because I feel more energy, I feel healthier, I fit in to my skinny jeans, my digestion gets wacky when I eat poorly, whatever the reason may be, but the bottom line is there is a feeling there – you feel good when you slide your skinny jeans on, you feel energy when you wake up.

Maybe focusing on the feelings, rather than the actions, might be a little more inspirational?

Start with one resolution of how you want to feel? Why do you want to feel that way? What do you need to do to feel that way?

Keep me posted.

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