The year of 2017 is now ending, and we are approaching the beginning of 2018…
Every year it’s the same thing, we set our resolutions and most of us don’t really stick to them do we?!
Well this year will be different, because YOU are in control of your reality, whatever year you decide to have, the things you say you are going to do… only YOU can do them!
So, let’s get real here.
This isn’t just a new year.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE.
EVERYDAY is a chance for a fresh start.
Every moment you have the power to choose how you experience life.
Life isn’t happening to us, it is RESPONDING to us.
So let’s get POSITIVE.
POSITIVE THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS ARE THE KEYS TO LIVING A GREAT LIFE.
We can set intentions for EVERYDAY to make the most of every precious moment we have here, to reach our goals and LOVE OUR LIFE.
So, let’s talk about setting goals/intentions/resolutions… but the most important thing is that if you really wanna improve your life, it requires CHANGE, ACTION AND DEDICATION.
1. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
You cannot move forward if you are still looking back. To make way for the new experiences we wish to have in our lives, we must let go of the old. RELEASE ANYTHING THAT NO LONGER SERVES YOUR HIGHEST GOOD.
Whether that’s clutter in your home, a toxic relationship, a job that you hate etc
If you have something in your life that doesn’t make you FEEL GOOD, it’s time to let go!
Ways to cleanse your life:
- CLEAR YOUR WARDROBE – let go of the old you! Any clothes that no longer feel good when you wear them, you deserve to wear what makes you feel great, everyday!
- DELETE YOUR TEXTS – especially anything negative conversations that happened this year, it’s time to let go! Don’t re-read! Live in the NOW
- HEAL THE PAST – forgive others and forgive yourself for the past, heal any arguments or disagreements that feel heavy on your mind/heart by communicating with the other person – if this can’t be done then write down how you feel, speak it out loud, let any emotion out and burn the paper and speak ‘I now release this from my life and welcome in positive, uplifting communication and relationships’
- LET GO OF TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS – Toxic relationships are one of the main things that can hold us back in life, I’ve been there! All we want to do is please others and we feel guilty for letting others go but WE HAVE TO! For them and for us. If we cannot be our best selves around someone, our TRUE SELVES then what benefit does it bring to have them in our life? We cannot give our best to them if we do not feel our best therefore they will not benefit from the relationship either. We all deserve to be around the people that resonate with us, the people that we would CHOOSE to be around. Spend your life with people that UPLIFT you! You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with… are those 5 people a reflection of your true self, who you want to be, how you want to live?
2. WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
We ALL have goals for life! It doesn’t necessarily have to be, to be rich, or travel the world, or be the inventor of a world changing product.
Success is whatever it means for YOU.
Decide what it is you want to achieve this year, what things do you want to do, what kind of people do you want to meet etc etc
Get a pen and paper and just write down EVERYTHING that you want from life. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF. Imagine you are a child, let your imagination run wild!
Don’t focus on what IS, just write what you want your life to be.
Then make all your notes into a bullet point list, giving as much detail as you can, and write your goals in the PRESENT, as if they have already came into reality… i.e..
‘ I have an incredible job that I feel truly passionate about. I look forward to working everyday because I Am doing what I love’
‘I Am a successful writer, my books have sold millions worldwide, and helped many people change their lives.’
‘I travel the world and meet new people and experience beautiful moments.’
3. CREATE A VISION BOARD
Now that you have your goals written down, images are so helpful to add!
When we create a vision board we can look at the images of what we want and can truly imagine ourselves having them. This is a powerful part of the manifesting process.
So get some magazines, search on your computer, and print/cut out images, words, that describe your goals and the life you want to live.
Include how you wish to FEEL. So add pictures of the house you want, the car or whatever material thing, and also add words ‘SUCCESS’, ‘HAPPINESS’, ‘WEALTH‘ etc!
When you look at your vision board, really FEEL the feeling of HAVING WHAT YOU WANT. Imagine you already have it and feel the emotions and gratitude you would feel. This is the most powerful part of the visualisation process.
Then stick them to a big piece of cardboard or canvas, or straight to your wall. Place it somewhere you can see it EVERYDAY.
RESEARCH THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, OR READ/LISTEN TO ‘THE SECRET’ TO REMEMBER THIS VERY REAL, NATURAL POWER WE ALL HAVE TO CREATE OUR REALITIES
4. CREATE DAILY HABITS
Our daily habits create our life. Most of us wake up in the morning and DO THE SAME THING.
We cannot create change in our lives if we are doing the same things!
Do small things everyday that will help you achieve your goals.
The most important part of your day is the MORNING, how you wake up and spend your morning, determines how the rest of your day will go!
So, it is important to create positive morning habits!
A great, life changing method is to wake up 1 hour before you normally would, and do 5 things, and give 20 mins to each thing. I learned this method from the book ‘The Miracle Morning’ By Hal Elrod
S- SILENCE A.K.A MEDITATION
A – AFFIRMATIONS
E – EXERCISE
R – READING
S – SCRIBING A.K.A WRITING
So most of us wake up in the morning, and what’s the first thing we do? Reach for our phone right?
Before checking your phone, before communicating with anyone else, OPEN YOUR EYES AND APPRECIATE THAT YOU ARE ALIVE AND IT’S A NEW DAY.
GET OUT OF BED, COUNT TO 5 AND GO! Before your mind convinces you to stay in bed, as soon as the alarm goes just force yourself out of bed!
Speak 5 things you are grateful for, even if it’s the smallest thing, you can always find something! Then follow the ‘SAVERS’ routine.
Silence – Starting your day just focusing on your breath and being sets your vibration for the day. I find it best to listen to a guided meditation on Youtube so that I have a focus, it helps my mind not think to much, and don’t worry if you keep thinking, it’s natural, we all do it! As soon as you feel your mind get distracted just bring it back to the breath.
Affirmations – The words we speak HAVE POWER. You are the person that speaks to yourself the most, so make sure you are speaking kind positive words.
Create daily affirmations that are in line with your goals/ the person you want to be, for example
‘I AM SUCCESSFUL’
‘I AM BEAUTIFUL’
‘I AM HEALTHY, ENERGISED AND THRIVING’
‘I LIVE IN ABUNDANCE’
This may feel silly at first, but this is a very powerful and essential technique. This is a way of re-programming our mind, say something enough and you’ll believe it! Speak with conviction!
Visualisation – This is when your vision board comes in!
Exercise – Your body is your home! It is important to keep it healthy and moving! Even if you stay inside and do some push ups, squats, running up and down the stairs. Make sure you do something everyday to keep your body healthy! Exercise is not just for losing weight, it is essential for a healthy body and a healthy, great life.
Reading – Reading positive, motivational books is an incredible way to change your life. They change your mindset, which changes your life! Read something everyday to learn more about life, read about something you love, read something that will benefit you (not magazines or newspapers)
Books I highly recommend:
- The Miracle Morning By Hal Elrod
- Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
- The Secret By Rhonda Byrne
- The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz
Scribing – Write your goals/intentions for the day, this gives you a focus and motivation to have a great day and be productive!
5. FIND YOUR ‘WHY’
This is what will make you stick to your goals.
Why do you want to achieve them?
What is your motivation?
What is the feeling you want to feel when you achieve your goals?
Remember, this life is short, don’t waste it! LIVE WITH PURPOSE!
6. ACT AS IF
Live your life as if you have already acheieved your goals.
You may not be able to see them yet, but you must believe in them to attract them.
Think about how you will feel when you achieve them, and feel that feeling NOW.
Imagine you are already the person you want to be, what would that person do?
7. TAKE RISKS
If you want something you’ve never had you must do things you’ve never done.
Get out of your comfort zone!
You never know what opportunities will come! Visit new places, speak to new people, be OPEN to all possibilities!
8. BE HAPPY NOW!
LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW!
Every moment you are working on your goals, you are also LIVING! So find ways to enjoy your life NOW, instead of waiting for your goals to appear before you give yourself permission to be happy!
Find the positives and focus on them, EVERYDAY!
LOVE YOURSELF! Make time to do the things that make you happy.
GIVE TO OTHERS, without expecting anything in return.
BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE NOW. If we are not happy with what we have now, what makes us think we would be happy if we had more? Be grateful for what is in your life now and you will attract more of that feeling!
WISHING EVERYONE A BEAUTIFUL, SUCCESSFUL, MAGICAL 2018.
YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF YOUR LIFE.
Peace, Love and Light,