Another year is here and it’s that time again to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.
Have you created yours yet?
To make a resolution means the act or process of resolving. Instead of thinking about things we need to resolve or fix, how about think of ways to manifest growth and progress in your life to create lifelong change. We are so used to choosing resolutions that are short term or nonspecific which results us in not fulfilling those by the end of the year. I challenge you for 2019 to create manifestations that resonate and will pull you with a strong enough reason why to create lifelong changes. I believe that we should create manifestations that will help us grow in different areas of our life: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Before you create your manifestations, reflect and think about how this year has gone for you. What areas or events took place that you can celebrate and what are areas or events that you’ve been able to learn and grow from? What is something that you would like to implement or improve on for yourself in one or all of those areas?
Now create your lifelong manifestations to start implementing in 2019. Here is a list we created to give you some examples of manifestations.
Personal Growth New Year’s Resolutions:
Attend a personal growth seminar & workshops.
Ex. Tony Robbins, Landmark, Front Row Foundation, Yoga Workshops, Meditation Workshops, etc.
Read 5-10 books on personal growth.
Ex. Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert T. Kiyosaki); Can’t Hurt Me (David Goggins), Start With Why (Simon Sinek), Own the Day, Own Your Life (Aubrey Marcus), The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle), Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor E. Frankl)
Start a daily gratitude journal by writing three things you are grateful for that day.
Be present and intentional in each moment, situation, or with a certain person.
Create a list of affirmations to proclaim out loud every morning.
Create a morning routine that will jump start your day.
Ex. Kate’s daily practices – read a Bible Verse, do 10 minutes of yoga, followed by priming & gratitude, then meditation before getting ready to take on the day.
Create your core values and reflect upon them daily. Ask yourself how you are going to implement these values in different situations.
Plan each day the night before or week before. Prioritize your most important task first, followed by the second important, then the third.
Visualize your goals and dreams for 2-3 minutes daily while meditating.
Eat leafy greens daily: make a smoothie or green juice, as a side to your meal, in a sandwich or salad, add to pastas or curry.
Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep. An hour before bed, put away your phone and any electronics. Listen to calming music, meditate, or do 10 minutes of yoga to calm down the sympathetic nervous system.
Incorporate movement for at least 30 minutes a day. It can be something simple as going for a power walk, 30 minutes of yoga, bike ride, running around the yard with your kids or pets, jump rope 5-10 min intervals for a total of 30 minutes, body calisthenics exercises during your breaks at work or while watching tv.
Meditate for 5-10 minutes daily. Sit or lay in a quite place. You can look up on YouTube videos for meditation to help guide you.
Take 6 deep breaths throughout the day. Breathe in and out by relaxing and contracting your abdomen. Diaphragmatic breathing has many health benefits including calming the nervous system and improving lymphatic drainage.
Letting go of thoughts that are not serving you.
Stop worrying about people or situations you cannot control. When you get stressed, frustrated, or overwhelmed, ask your self is this something that I can control? If not, then ask yourself what is it costing you to worry over something that you cannot control?
Self love: Look in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you” and “I’m proud of you” every day. Write out your accomplishments that you have achieved so far. We tend to forget to give ourselves love. How can we offer love to others if we cannot love ourselves?
Self care: Do something once a week that involves some form of self care.
Ex. Spend time in nature, get a massage, read your favorite book, write down your thoughts, goals & dreams, do a digital detox (do not check your phone, computer, or tablet for the day), spend time doing your favorite hobby for the day, take a bubble bath, hang out with your favorite person.
Call a friend or a loved one once a week.
Reach out to a friend or family member you have not seen or talked to and arrange a trip to see them.
Write a letter forgiving someone who has hurt you.
Take on the practice of being present when spending time with loved ones.
Remove yourself from toxic people and relationships.
Spend 5-10 minutes in daily prayer or gratitude.
Do an act of kindness for someone daily.
Read the Bible or a spiritual book of your choice.
Get involved in a religious or spiritual organization.
Go on a spiritual mission trip or retreat.
We wish you all the best in 2019. May this year be filled with health, growth, and happiness. Have fun creating your resolutions!
To manifesting with precision and a Happy New Year!