Another year is ending and a new one is upon us. I hope you will spend the next few days reflecting on all the amazing things you’ve accomplished in 2017 or how far you’ve come or that you persevered through adversity. Please don’t waste time lamenting what didn’t get done and how far you have to go or that you failed. Which brings us to why setting resolutions doesn’t always work.
1 a firm decision to do or not to do something; 2 the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter
We put our foot down and firmly decide that “this” is what we’re doing to “solve” our problem, no ifs, ands or buts about it – whether we like it or not! Well, we all know that lasts about one red hot minute and then its over. But why Mel, why can’t I do it? Easy – you haven’t changed your mind about the issue and are trying to force yourself to do something that is not aligned with your genuine/subconscious thoughts and beliefs. You are simply going against yourself and “shoulding” all over yourself; you will inevitably sabotage yourself and not keep your resolution. Please stop, it’s not a pretty sight.
Mel’s Two Cents: Change your mind first, and then take inspired action.
- explore your thoughts about the issue/topic and establish your desire
- release opposing thoughts to your desire and replace with thoughts aligned with your desire
- practice your new thoughts or affirmations aligned with your desire while inundating your mind with information about your desire that inspires hope and confirmation that this is the way to go for you
- practice the feelings of already having your desire in your imagination daily
- enthusiastically speak with others about your desire – be mindful to only speak with those who will support and encourage you, and not try to give you a reality check or tell you why your desire is ridiculous and won’t work
- Practice meditation or mindfulness and repeat steps 3-5 until you reach your desire
Immerse yourself in what you desire, live it in your mind, make it a part of your everyday life, know that you deserve it and it’s already yours and express gratitude for it. Make it fun, follow the intuitive nudges to take inspired action along the way, and enjoy the process of the unfolding of your desire right before your eyes. Very simply put, your thoughts create your feelings which dictate your actions that lead to a result. Do you like the results you’re experiencing in your life? If not, then change your mind. Check out the mind-blowing work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, author, researcher, and lecturer.
I wish you a new year filled with an abundance of health, joy and success in your endeavors!
Until next time.
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