The beginning of a new year is often when people make resolutions … and then promptly forget about them. Yet, we can make resolutions for change at any time of the year. So what is it about a new year that really inspires us to want to do things differently?
For the last couple of years, I have noticed more people set an intention or theme for the year, instead of a resolution. 2017 was my year to learn the art of letting go. It certainly was a year of lessons for me.
I believe 2018 is the year that I will step up to the next level in my business and as a leader, but the main priority for me is to do this whilst maintaining the balance and new mindset that I have developed over the last 18 months. So the following things will help me maintain the balance and mindset whilst pursuing my big business and money goals:
Changes to my morning routine
I always exercise in the morning, and take a little time to ground myself, to breath, and to mentally prepare myself for my day. I’m just going to add a couple of extra elements to this:
- before my run in the mornings, I will do 5 minutes of yogic stretching
- after my run, I will do 15 minutes of body weight exercises
- when I’m mentally preparing myself for my day, I will utilise my new Ezy Planner, by getting lists out of my head and into one place.
Changes to my mindful practice
I have been gradually adding elements throughout my day to my wellness and mindful practice. I have a daily affirmation programmed into my iPhone that pops up. Recently, I added a new app to my phone that gives me three extra reminders throughout the day – these also pop up on my new smart watch!
My new Ezy Planner makes this a bit easier, because my daily affirmation is on my diary page, along with a space for gratefulness – so I don’t have any excuse to no do it since I am looking at that page multiple times each day.
Also, I’ve decided to add in a monthly kinesiology appointment to my schedule. I have had some energy healing towards the end of 2016, and feel that it set me in the right direction. There’s only so much I can do myself to clear blocks and undo bad self-talk. So I’m going to get help from a professional. I did the Soul Wellness course at the beginning of 2017, and I trust Mel, so I’m hoping it will be the beginning of a great relationship!
Other changes to be consistent with
Next week, I’m going to reveal some of my sabotages, and how I’m going to work on overcoming those this year, and actually learn some of the lessons that the universe is trying to teach me. So being conscious of those sabotages and being consistent in clearing them is a priority for me in 2018.
Another priority is around my fur baby, my blueheeler dog Akro. His behaviour around strangers and visitors to our home has been increasingly deteriorating. My husband and I took him to a behavioural vet to have him assessed, and he does have some mental imbalances, stemming from anxiety. We will need to be consistent in our dealings with him, and our training with him – we have to implement crate training, and also medication.
Last but definitely not least, is that I need to make time to be a wife. I need to be conscious that of what my husband needs from me, and it will only take a couple of hours a week to fuss over him in the house – to cook for him, make things for him, and to be more affectionate. I often take for granted how good and stable our relationships is, and that we have been growing together for so long – but I need to appreciate this and nurture it.
That’s what my amazing 2018 will entail. Stay with me!