Happy 2018 Everyone!!! I love the tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions because it’s another push for us to work on ourselves in order to grow! I know that we can start fresh any day of the year, but there is something about the buzz of everyone’s enthusiasm that I can’t resist.
I just can’t help but reflect and start planning on the first day of January. Most people have the day off to relax, which is perfect for quieting the mind and beginning to visualize the coming year.
Last night (or should I say ‘last year’?), I was filled with anxiety trying to come up with the best New Year’s resolution. I wanted it to be perfect.
The perfect resolution for me is one that is inspiring in a way that gets me excited and motivated to practice on a regular basis. It needs to be something that I feel confident I can achieve; I have to believe that it is possible to reach. I came up with several common goals that I’m sure many other people would like for themselves as well, goals that would point me in the direction of increased health, wellness and overall happiness. I thought about just focusing on eating healthier foods, but I also wanted to increase my physical activity. I knew I needed to drink more water, but that’s something I have been trying to do for months and am clearly uninspired by that goal. I thought about focusing on my mental health by thinking more positively or practicing self-care. These goals are important to all of us, so how could I choose just one?
The anxiety came about when I felt the pressure of coming up with one perfect resolution before midnight when I had so many things I wanted to change in my life. As midnight crept closer, I did something that I think subconsciously began the New Year/ New Me without even realizing it. I decided that it was okay if I didn’t come up with something by midnight, that I’d have lots of time to think about it the next day or coming week. This was a revelation in itself, as I shifted my self-criticism and worry into telling myself that it was totally okay and letting it go.
I am so glad that I allowed myself to peacefully focus on it today (January 1st) because it gave me time to decide on something that really works for me. Ultimately I want to be happier. Some people describe the way they feel as vibration; with feeling good being a higher vibration than feeling down. Many people (along with myself) believe that one’s vibrational frequency attracts things and situations of equal vibration. This means that positive vibrations or thoughts attracts positive experiences while negative vibes attract negative experiences. With this understanding, the answer is simply to increase your vibration!
I became excited when I decided on my New Year’s resolution because it is truly what I want more than anything and it covers pretty much all of the goals I had thought about. I decided that my New Year’s resolution would be to Increase my Vibration. My plan is to do something each day to increase my vibes. This might seem a little broad and unstructured, but I left it open to allow flexibility and the option to practice a little bit of all of my health and wellness goals, because ultimately each goal will bring me increased happiness.
I made a list of all of the things I know will boost my mood and vibration, so that I can refer to it each day and decide what I can do.
I became so excited about my New Year’s resolution that I decided to write a blog post about it every day in the month of January. Since I plan on doing something simple to increase my vibration every day, I thought that by sharing it with all of you, I would be motivated and can be accountable to someone. I hope that by sharing my ideas, I can inspire you to add an uplifting practice to your life.
I’d love to hear your ideas and inspirations. Please let me know how you plan on growing this year. I hope 2018 is your best year yet!