Setting goals is so exciting! A chance to work toward something you want, a chance to move forward and a chance to be proud of yourself! This year I decided to put a lot of thought into my New Years Resolutions because I AM going to make 2018 the best year yet! YOU can make this the best year yet too! No one else but you has the power to create your life exactly how you want it!
When setting your New Year goals/resolutions, it's important to clear your space, and sit somewhere quiet, preferably in nature! I encourage you to really focus on what you want. Meditation can help this process. Sometimes we aren't sure what we want! And that is okay. Ask the Universe to guide you, and as the old saying goes, listen to your heart! Think about areas that are lacking in your life. Don't focus on this for too long or dwell on what you don't have, just give yourself some time to realise 'okay, I really need to work on that,' or 'I really want that!'
Keep in mind, New Year Resolutions don't have to be something totally new! It can be something like 'keep my job,' or 'maintain a great relationship with my family.' Also, notice here how I didn't say 'don't lose my job' and 'try hard not to fight with my family?'
The Law of Attraction states that what you think about or ask for the most, you will attract. For example: If you are always thinking, 'Uhhh I can't lose weight,' then the Universe hears 'can't,' 'weight' and a negative attitude. Change your tune, 'I am toned, and my ideal body shape!'
Think of the Universe like Google. If you type in, NOT AMERICAN MOVIES, what's going to come up in your search?! AMERICAN MOVIES! It's easy to focus on what we don't have, because we want it it so bad! I get it.. I do it too. However, while you're creating your New Years Resolutions, keep it positive. Stop dwelling on your lack of something. Dwell on how you can make that something yours! Be careful of the keywords you use... because words are more powerful than you think!
Anyway, that was a long introduction... I would like to share my New Years Resolutions with you!
1. GIRL BOSS
I have decided to focus a lot of 2018 on my career. I have always been very career driven, and I constantly put my all into making my dreams happen! However, I'm a bit of a pushover. I'll take no as an answer, I won't call that company/person back because I 'don't want to annoy them,' I'll find myself scrolling aimlessly and wasting time when I'm feeling overwhelmed (don't we all), and I don't sell (believe) myself enough.
WELL, I've decided enough is enough, and I hope that this can inspire you to think the same! I have a few paths that I am following; Acting, Screen Writing, Blogging and Motivational Speaking. I wasn't always striving for all of this, but overtime I developed new passions, and whilst going with the flow of the Universe, these career paths have presented themselves to me!
So I'm going to push, and push and not hold back! Don't ever apologise for something you want! Know that you're capable and push forward like there is no tomorrow! That's what I'll be doing, anyway!
2. DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
This is a big one for me! I am an absolute sucker for stressing over the smallest of things! Most of these things will have nothing to do with me, or I will have no control over! What's the point on wasting negative energy stressing over something that has already happened or something that you can't change? NO POINT! Well this year, I'm going to put all my energy into the good things in life!
Using negative energy not only makes you angry, but it can make you sick, stressed and confused. It's actually really bad for your overall health. A lot of the time, negative energy is stemmed from small things; A comment a friend makes, spilling petrol on yourself, your phone dying, not being invited somewhere, a co-worker annoying you etc. Look at these situations from the outside... is it worth getting yourself all worked up over? Nope!
If it's not going to matter in a few weeks, then make a conscious effort not to give it a thought now!
If you read my blogs, you will know that I started meditating this year. I'm still amazed at how much it has helped me, but I still haven't allowed myself to do it as much as I want to! In 2018, I'm going to make a big effort to do more meditation, to spend more time out in nature, to read more, and to be more present.
Being present is an amazing feeling. To let go of your phone, to let go of the worries in your life, and to just BE! Take in where you are... the company, the surroundings and be thankful. It clears your mind in so many ways, and opens you up to greater things.
I read something a few weeks ago, that said 'the most relaxing times, are the most productive times.' I couldn't agree more! At first I thought this quote kind of contradicted my resolution of 'Girl Boss', but now I realise it goes together perfectly! To be a career driven girl-boss-lady-thing, I'm going to have to take time out to relax and re-set myself, so I'm able to be the most productive and refreshed girl-boss-lady-thing I can be!
Sometimes it's hard to figure out what the next step in your life might be, or which direction is the best to take. If you're struggling coming up with some New Years Resolutions that feel right then ask yourself this.
What is going to make YOU proud of YOU?
There is no better feeling than making progress, working hard and being proud of yourself, so do whatever you need to do to get that feeling.
IDEAS FOR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS THAT WILL LEAD TO A MORE WHOLESOME LIFE
- Get a Gratitude Journal, and use it everyday
- Read books on the Law of Attraction
- Fall asleep to a manifestation meditation 3 nights a week
- When thinking negatively, replace it with 10 good thoughts until you have forgotten about your initial bad thought.
- Love yourself more! (You have to love yourself completely before you can love anyone else.)
- Remind yourself that everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about
- Treat yourself
- Make strangers smile
Photos taken at The Borrowed Nursery - Gold Coast