Wake up January 1st with the right focus
and energy to manifest your new year.
Travel where it takes you. Envelop who it makes you.
Forget New Year’s Resolutions.
Setting up resolutions is a way one trip to failure.
One problem is the psychology behind the word itself. Resolution. It becomes THE dreaded word every December and January that is followed up by a routine list that we grudgingly hope will happen within our entire year to follow. With this method, we are trying to force RESOLUTION(s) which ultimately gives us more challenges to overcome.
Year-after-year, the words "New Year's Resolution(s)" are followed up by disappointing defeats, listening to our negative self-dialogue, and half-motivated attempts at a to-do list of demands that we place upon ourselves.
With each miss, it becomes harder to find motivation. There is no room for failure or we embrace failure as truth. Most of us simply don't respond and find our list incomplete. Maybe, we feel vulnerable, lacking ability or encouragement to do it right or finish to its durational end. When we don't, we feel disappointed in ourselves, guilty or ashamed.
It's been a repetitively bad approach since the beginning of time to achieve a wish list without the lifestyle habits to support the discipline, clarity, and tools to achieve them. Repeated failures also lead to loss of self-esteem. In some cases it may lead to acute depression and loss of complete faith in oneself.
However, for example, instead of a list following that infamous tradition and wording, we nurture ease and choose a compassionate intention named "resolution." "Resolution" as our One Word would then be what we hope to manifest in every area of our life. Thus, this would take on an entirely different meaning and feeling.
But, before we begin finding our One Word, let's start with "should."
Should is a bad word.
Year-after-year we set ourselves up to "resolutely fail" at a list of tasks we feel we "should" accomplish and accomplish well. "Should" is a word that is judgmental. Should is an unfriendly word with regard to our own actions and it's equally dangerous to use when directed at others.
When we tell ourselves and/or others what we/they "should" do, we extend judgment on to ourselves and to others. No-one deserves to be judged or inflict self-judgment. It's a lose/lose situation.
We don't need to do anything.
Another word to steer clear from is "need" in this situation. You are just yourself, a consciousness in a brain in a skull. That is all. There is a tremendous psychological and spiritual burden in connecting yourself with dialogue that presents as "necessity."
We tell ourselves we "need" to do something, when in reality, you don't need to do anything. We may tell others they "need" to do something. In reality, it's a choice to accept someone's statement of necessity. That's not to say we won't be accountable for something like calling emergency medical assistance, paying our bills, nurturing our children or showing up for work. Those are common sense.
However, in regards to the New Year, telling ourselves we "need to do" anything is ridiculous.
We don't have to keep up with the Joneses.
You will not be a social pariah if you choose to avoid a resolution or one word intention. You are not a failure if you are suddenly perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority by choosing to be non-declarative on social media, at home, or abdicating from countless others in trying to find a good way to start your year.
Everything will be okay.
We are born and we live.
We experience life.
We endure to the end.
How we live is what matters.
However, to feel a little control over what may happen along the way, we hope to use One Word.
Manifest your own approach for the year.
Choose just one word.
Choosing a word you can focus on every day, all year long, that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live will allow you to reshape and manifest your current place on your life journey.
"One Word" will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps. It will be the beginning of baby steps that leads to mountains climbed.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.
A one word approach is a SMART goal.
It is clear and reachable:
Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
Achievable (agreed, attainable).
Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
Here's how to determine your word for the year:
What word will propel you to the best version of yourself?
What are your realistic goals?
What coincides with who you are and where you are right now in life?
Visualize going throughout your year, day to day, month to month, and see yourself doing a few things and manifesting success at them. Being constructive and realistic with yourself each day and month will lead you to overcoming missteps a long the way.
If you find yourself making a resolution list, that's okay, but remember you are nurturing the ability to overcome challenges, expand your horizons and find growth. It may be tempting to burden yourself with unrealistic expectations.
Identify what will lead you to feel whole, accomplished, successful.
Guide yourself to feel familiar with the inspiration and support that will lead you there.
Thinking about who you need to be is the next step. What will cause you to feel inspired and develop momentum to manifest your year? What will help you to move forward?
How would you describe who you are when you are envisioning your year unfold? What is one word that describes what you want and who and how you need to be to get it? What word might inspire, uplift, and propel you to be the best version of yourself for the new year?
Every year we stay true to our basic nature, but we can also agree that we have overcome challenges, experienced joys and comforts, and contended with our need to keep moving forward during the previous year.