The New Year, for many, marks a new beginning. It is a time of renewal. A time to make right all that we did wrong last year. It is a time of new hope.
But let's examine this for a moment. How long does this feeling last? How long does the energy of positive intention burn before you are once again settled into your old ways?
My past experience as a fitness center employee tells me that great intentions begin to fade about mid-February. My experience as a wellness coach tells me that great intentions begin to fade about mid-February. My experience with my own great intentions in the past began to fade mid-February. So the life span of this time of renewal and hope is about 6 weeks.
But there is hope!
You CAN make every one of your new "beginnings" last a lifetime. Here's how...
Take just a moment and get in touch with the feelings you have about the upcoming year. How does it feel to know that you are on your way to finally losing the weight? Or are you looking forward to having a better year financially? Will this be your year to open yourself to finding true love? It creates a feeling of excitement, doesn't it? It feels empowering.
Now imagine what it would be like if you could capture this feeling of empowerment and renewal every day and in every moment...forever. You would actually achieve everything you wanted. There would be no end to your resolutions. You would simply be living them.
What's the secret? Treat every moment as a new beginning. Because it is. In each and every moment, you have the opportunity to start over. You have the power to make the choices that either move you toward the life you want or leave you stagnated in a life you hate.
It really is that simple. Discontent with a part of life or who we are lies in the fact that we live in the past or live in the future. Neither of which exist in this moment. True life happiness comes when we live in the moment. And success in what we want to achieve comes from the choices we make in the given moment.
So celebrate the start of the New Year with the intention of holding on to that feeling of celebration each and every day. EVERY MOMENT!
May the New Year fill each of your days with perfect health and unbelievable happiness!
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