Resolutions or No Resolutions?

I’m well aware of the futility of many New Year’s resolutions and the school of thought which says you should be making changes and resolutions throughout the year. And I still find myself making them year after year. The close of one year and the beginning of a new one along with the winter solstice shifting us from darkness to ever increasing light feels like an appropriate time to take stock.

The packing away of the old and anticipation of the new provides the perfect time to re-assess and evaluate what went right and what didn’t turn out as I’d hoped. With both of those top of mind, combined with what is already percolating in my never quiet mind, I find value in making resolutions for the new year. My typical list always seems to include things falling within the general scope of:

  • Career
  • Finances
  • Health and body fitness
  • Relationships
  • Travel

Sometimes my lofty aims take on the look of goals for the year, very concrete with set points making it easy to determine if I’ve achieved them or fallen short. Other years I institute habits which place me on the path to achievement as a natural result (or so I reason anyway).

This year is different. I know what I want, what I want to achieve and even how to get there…if only in theory. I know for the most part what is holding me back, where I typically stumble. Perhaps that comes with the stray grey hair I find more and more frequently. Lucky for me! I know where the pot holes are and still manage to drive right into them once in awhile. Here’s what I learned from the inside out this year; what I’ve seen the benefits of time and time again.

It’s an inside job.

Sure, it’s great and necessary to know my desires, goals, etc., but how I am feeling and perceiving anything, and well everything, is really where it’s at. So without much pondering, I jotted down my intentions for 2021. My list includes:

  • Consciously choose to assume and see the best in people and their actions towards me.
  • Trust my gut and the universe to lead me to my highest good and the highest good of all in all things.
  • Love and take care of myself above all else, trusting love and abundance flows through and to me from this high vibe state.
  • Only make decisions and sort through things from a high vibe, turned on mindset.
  • Do whatever it takes to be in a turned on state every day…even if it means saying no to things to take time for myself to keep charged (all you introverts will understand this one!)
  • Keep open hearted and receiving love and abundance, trusting the universe and my gut has my back.

I love this list! It simply poured forth from my pen and it clicks with me. I know if I can make these things common practice all else will fall into place because the actions I’ll be taking will come from a place of love, confidence, groundness, and authenticity.

Journal Prompts

If you are following the journaling prompts, here’s your final prompt for 2020:

  • What would you like to shift and make different from 2020 to 2021?
  • What went smashingly well in 2020?
  • What are your intentions for 2021?

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