fireworks-180553_1280January 2015

Here we are in another year, with a few more days left before the frenzy all starts in. New goals, new ideas, new desires all mixed in with the old.  So how do we make this year different than the rest?  How do we arrive at the end of the year satisfied with all that has happened rather than just  making promises to ourselves to finally  start implementing our desires this year?

Keeping the Momentum 

It’s almost impossible to pass from 11:59 pm. in one year to 12:00 am. into the next and to be able to pass into another way of being in that time frame.  Doesn’t work.  As much as any of us want to shed the old and incorporate the new – it takes time.  So many people start off January 1st with a strong resolve to quit smoking, exercise more, drink more water, spend more time with family and any other number of goals.  So often though the resolution is broken shortly after the new year.   The trick is to keep that momentum going as the days, weeks and months of the new year pass.  How do we do that when really the division of years is just another date on the calendar and doesn’t change how we think or react or do things?

Last Year’s resolutions

Every year on New Year’s Eve right before the clock strikes midnight I write down all the things that I want to leave behind and crumple them up and burn them in the fire.  I circle the fire once counter clockwise as I toss the written note in the flames  and repeat what I don’t want.  This has been an effective way of releasing the old and bringing on the new.  The second part of it is to write all the things that you do want for the next  year and then to put that on your fridge to remind yourself daily.  This process is a great exercise in releasing the old and bringing in the new.

Five Good Habits a Day

Last year when I wrote my list of what I wanted to bring into 2014 I vowed to give myself five good deeds a day.  These could include; working out, meditating, reading quietly, juicing, walking in nature, sauna, skin brushing, coffee enemas, calling a friend, whatever I could come up with that was healthy and renewing for my body and soul.   I admit that at first I felt that it was going to be a hard goal to live up to.  All this self care does take a great deal of time, but the amazing thing is that now that I have worked through the year of incorporating all this self love acts – it feels impossible to stop them.  Although I wished at midnight last year to incorporate them into my life, I didn’t know what it was going to look like and how I was going to do it, just that I was.

Expanding My Daily Five

This year my list doesn’t have to incorporate those five healthy habits from last year.  The fact is that now that I am used to having them in my life regularly, I can’t imagine not doing them.  This year my list includes making my faith stronger than my fear and living from that place.  Whereas last year I focused on doing outward activities towards my greater health this year my focus is on strengthening my mind along with my body.  I’ve always felt it easier to do  yoga asanas than meditation and I feel the same challenge with my goals this year; it won’t be easy to completely shift my thinking.

Affirmations and Visualizations

Since my diagnosis, I have read and researched books by many of the leading authorities on positive thinking, epigenetics and  the law of attraction.  I have flooded my brain with this information and understand that the very vibration of your frequency either aids or destroys your health. It is one thing to understand it; it’s another to incorporate it into your life.  So how do you arrive at the end of the year satisfied with your level of positive thinking? By seeing the results!   My five good habits every day certainly have made me feel stronger and healthier, so hopefully the positiveness that unfolds everyday will add up to living the year of my desires full of faith for the future and leaving the residues of fear in the dust of 2014.