Happy 2017! There is something about the fresh new year that stimulates and motivates and gets people to step into new beginnings.
After the holidays and end of the year chaos, it is a fabulous time to take a time out and reflect, rejuvenate, and rest in quiet contemplation of what needs to change this year.
I’ve been speculating, watching, and musing over why we use the first of the year as our excuses to suddenly make intentions and goals. Why can’t we use every day and every moment to pursue what is meaningful to us, and accomplish our own desires?
No matter how badly you want something or think you can achieve a certain outcome, the reality is, you have no control. Think about how much time we waste trying… Trying to loose weight, trying to eat less, trying to budget, trying to force life and ourselves in a certain direction. It is SO consuming! Believe me, I use to be super type A and driven by organization, control, and knowing what would happen next.
Learning to be, and allow was a wonderful tough lesson. Now it’s become a lifestyle.
Life has actually gotten easier because I know now I don’t have to struggle, worry, or force myself into things that don’t feel good to be. I now strive for joy, play, and use intentions to make every day amazing and magical.
You know, some days that more challenging than others, but it all leads to the same goal. That is, to enjoy every day, and to enjoy every moment, and to make today the best day ever, because we don’t know what tomorrow will be.
Some call this living present. I call it living Bliss. It is setting intentions that create more play, love, and joy. It is living without expectations to how it will be, or what happens. It is resolving to stop doing what brings you down, and motivating yourself to spark transformation by living a different way.
Sounds easy? It takes practice.
When you can mindfully create your intentions without the need to have, get, be, do, you can shift all aspects of your life. In living present, and noticing your busyness, your manic mind fooling you, the people you neglect, and the little things you do that may not be do helpful, you can then take steps to reform. To me, that is intentional living at it’s finest.
It’s not a matter of trying to control your life. The more you attempt to know everything and figure out how things will be, the more you suffer. It’s like starting a diet and holding expectations that you will loose 10 pounds. What happens? You do it and you miss seeing how much it’s changed you. You probably don’t loose your goal weight because you were too busy trying, and forcing an outcome.
Reset yourself right now! Take a pause to identify what really matters to you and your life. How can you today start to take steps to improve your life? What can you do to get closer to whatever your heart desires?
Can you commit to living everyday in alignment with those goals and bigger vision? In taking responsibility for yourself, and attempting to change your ways, you can promote a brighter future. Who knows, that goal you set, or that inner motivation may drive you easier than you ever imagined to something great!
Forget about what you resolve to do in 2017. Make it about who you choose to become.
Create a balanced lifestyle that can help you step into your potential, live with motivation, and make every day great. It is in feeling good, and enjoying life, amazing opportunities happen. Plus, when you’re less stressed and busy, your body and mind naturally thrive!