For years, I set and even achieved resolutions and goals every single New Year. Whether I intended to boost my Etsy sales to $5K a month or convert to a vegan diet, I generally made it happen, celebrated my badass accomplishments, and repeated the pattern the next year.
Goals are great! Goals help us achieve things we might not otherwise. They keep us motivated.
So, why am I skipping resolutions this year? When I’m at the peak of all things amazing going on in my life?
Because the more I work and have experience with setting and reaching goals and resolutions, the more I realize how often they are counter intuitive to the flow of energy and being.
This isn’t true for everyone, of course – few things are. But, for me, and for many others I know, setting and achieving resolutions becomes a gauge of our accomplishments and being for that year.
If we don’t reach them we feel badly. Or, we blow it off, and then what’s the point in setting them in the first place?
We push ourselves to reach them even if it overextends us.
We pass on things and experiences because they don’t seem to fit in with our big picture.
We focus on what we’re achieving – which is great, but is it necessary?
This year, my ‘resolution’ is to simply lean into myself. Listen to my intuition. Follow where The Universe guides me and not be afraid to change paths, take it slow, or go full steam if The Universe asks.
If it feels good and in alignment, I will do it. If it doesn’t, I won’t.
If The Universe seemingly ‘derails’ me with something that seems challenging, such as illness, I will breathe and ease myself through it and remember that it is often an intended opportunity for growth.
Sometimes, especially with everything going on in the world, the best resolution is simply to center, ground, and root yourself in your own being…whatever that entails for you.
What is your resolution for 2018?
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