It seems as if every time the New Year rolls around people go into the frenzy of making resolutions or lifestyle changes or commitments that they follow for the first few days of the year and then by the Dr. King holiday it is back to life as usual. I know I have done that more times than I care to admit, which is why I decided that resolutions were no longer for me. I got off the resolution hamster wheel and decided that there were a few things I could do differently to ensure success in the coming year.
Here are three things that I do now that have served me well and I hope they help you too.
- Throw away the resolutions. Why do we make resolutions? Who started that trend and why have we for generations decided that that was what we needed to do to make lasting or meaningful change in our lives? Statistically resolutions don’t work.
- Select a theme or word for the year. Last year my word was Manifestation. I wrote it down I posted it everywhere. I even made it my screensaver. I made sure that all of my thoughts actions and ideas lined up with what I truly wanted to manifest in my life. Just like Shaft had a theme song, come up with your word for 2020 and make sure that everything you do, focus on or desire is in alignment with your word for the year. Be intentional about how you move and watch you life align with your desire.
- Stay focused. It’s can be difficult to stay on track and keep going. Life happens to all of us, whatever or however life happens, don’t let the distractions keep you from accomplishing your goals for the year. Take a break if you need to, make the necessary adjustments but keep your eyes on the prize and keep your ultimate goal in mind.
If you focus on one word or theme for the year and align everything else in accordance to that word or theme it will be a lot easier to stay the course instead of attempting to track that list of resolutions you made in December.
As a business woman and as a boss it is important to make moves that ultimately set me up for success and not stress me out or make the process any more difficult than it has to be.
Welcome to 2020 a New Year and a New Opportunity to live the life of your wildest dreams and greatest manifestations.
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I say I’m going to do a lot of things. I only commit to things that really resonate with me, I have to have a strong reason, otherwise I’m in the MLK Day Quitters Club. For example, I eat 10 servings of vegetables and fruit per day and exercise, because heart disease took the majority of the women in my family early and I want to get old. That’s different from it’s January 1st, I want to lose 10 pounds. For me, that would be failure right out of the gate, especially if there are homemade cookies around.