Our New Years resolutions pretty much always have something to do with our outward appearance.
This year, try and focus on changing yourself from the inside out.
Our thoughts are very powerful. We are in charge of what we believe and how we handle everyday situations.
Here are some ways to kick out negativity, and kick start your New Year on a Positive note.
1. You are Your Own Best friend
If you find yourself in the midst of harsh internal dialogue, putting yourself down and spewing negative thoughts… ask yourself
“Would I speak to someone I love the way I am speaking to myself?”
If you answered no, then it’s time to start handling yourself with care.
We all deal with moments of stress and worry, but try having compassion for yourself and understand where these thoughts are coming from.
Instead of beating yourself up, switch your inner dialogue to something positive;
“I can do this.” “I’ve been through worse” “This will not make or break me”.
Stopping the negativity and replacing it with positive thoughts will empower your mind to stay at peace, feel confident, and be happier overall.
2. Replay Your Successes in 2014.
Grab a pen and paper and jot down your 2014 success list starting from January 1. These achievements can be big or small.
You got a new job, you bought a house, you quit smoking, or you simply took on a challenge that you were too fearful to do in the past.
Acknowledge every achievement and congratulate yourself. Focus on what you did do, instead of what you didn’t. Keep the momentum going into the New Year.
3. Create a Zen Den.
Whether it be in your bedroom, living room or bath tub, create a space that you can come to whenever you feel overwhelmed and need some time to breathe. This space is designed to recharge your batteries, and erase any negative thoughts that crept in throughout the day. Relax and breathe into this space. Visit it at least once a day.
4. Have Set Goals.
Stay focused on what is important to you by creating goals for yourself. Take these goals day by day, and don’t beat yourself up if you slip. Simply forgive yourself and start over in that instant.
YOU have the power to change your life, and remaining positive will help you get to wherever you want to be.
5. Be Aware of How Awesome Your Life Is.
Make a list of everything in your life that make it awesome; your family, your bed, your health, your garden, the food on your table…anything really.
As each day passes, begin to see more and more of everything in your life that you appreciate, and when something new arises, thank the universe for that gift.
Positivity is a powerful tool. The more positive we become, the more positivity we will attract.
Embrace this new year with open arms, and be ready for whatever lies ahead.
But most importantly, be your own number one fan.
Happy New Year!