We make resolutions at the beginning of the year. This year I will lose weight. This year I will exercise daily. This year I will refrain from getting angry. This year I will……fill in the blank! But as soon as we don’t quite manage to do what we say we are going to do, the negative self-talk starts. We get stuck in self-doubt and resistance to moving forward arises. This subconscious resistance consumes a lot of energy and with time we can no longer muster the will to try.
It’s time we look at our goals and start with small steps. Take each new day as a fresh opportunity to step forward. Today I will make healthy choices in my food. Today I will park further from the entrance, or this week I will take 2 yoga classes instead of 1. Today I will work on happiness and if I begin to get irritated, I will look for the anger that is being triggered inside me and own it as mine and not the result of something outside of me.
Today I will take the opportunity to truly put the past where it belongs and begin again. And if I fail, I will begin again tomorrow.