By Laura Gordon
A new year suggests to all of us a new beginning – a chance to start afresh. I believe that’s how New Year Resolutions got its foothold in our consciousness. Our desire to improve some part, or many parts, of our lives coupled with the first of a New Year and Voila! the chase is on!
The chase to be bigger (or smaller), better, stronger, happier, healthier, and wealthier! Sadly after only two weeks into the year about 50% of us drop out because we are not in condition. Well, one good reason is because it’s not in a chase, it’s a long distance run. It means learning new habits. Habits take time. In fact it has been documented that it takes 21 to 30 days for a repeated activity to become a habit.
If you are truly keen to do, be and have more, and haven’t been given some key elements in reaching your goals, I will share with you in two parts what I have learned about getting in condition for the long run from my own experience and from listening to up lifting and knowledgeable speakers.
You will need two supplies: a pen, and a journal – lined or unlined and as fancy as leather bound or as humble as a composition tablet. You will be writing down your goals on the first few pages and using the rest of the pages to journal your journey! This is for your eyes only so there’s no need to worry that you can’t write. Getting over judging yourself is a big step and here’s one you can take now. You have things to say about what you want in your life; writing them down gives you a chance to really formulate what they are. It’s an important step.
We are where we are right now from all our life experiences that brought us to this moment. Take some time to think back on what happened over the last year that brought joy into your life. Take this time to contemplate what was most important to you such as experiences, lessons learned, and/or a relationship deepened. Knowing what is important to you begins to align your life with your inherent values, your integrity, the still quiet voice within. Consider the challenges, insights and growth you gained from it that has made you a better person. Take a moment to celebrate the accomplishments and to be thankful and grateful for them.
Let me ask, are you one of those people who feels that life just happens to you willy-nilly? True for you or not, in next week’s blog we will be selecting topic goals so you can to see you have choices, and how you can fine tune the process of choosing the direction you want to go in your life. You are in this for the long run. It’s of great benefit to be a co-creator with Source on where you’re going!