It’s that time of year again when everyone wants to start new year’s resolutions. Then after a few weeks they forget about them, or think it’s too hard to continue.
How can you be successful when wanting to have a new year’s resolution? What do you need to be successful?
First, Let’s think differently. Let’s call it an intention and not a resolution.
According to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary (a New Year’s) resolution is defined as: a promise to do something differently in the new year.
Intention is defined in the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary as: the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose.
How do we achieve a goal that we want to do for the New Year? I have several steps that I personally have applied to my goals, and they have worked for me.
First, write down what you want to start. If it is not written down it will not count. You have to state your Intention. What is it you want to achieve? Why do you want to achieve it? And finally, how are you going to achieve it? Writing it down is sort of a contract with yourself. You will be able to see clearly what your intention is.
Writing down the why and how will mentally prepare you to start your intention and achieve it. You can clearly see a roadmap while writing it all down. If you focus on it mentally you will be able to feel it emotionally.
If you feel it emotionally you will be able to achieve it better than saying to yourself what it is that you want to achieve. Your brain will be able to make sense to what it is you want and it will be easier to adapt to the new skill that you want to do.
You can change your thought patterns and your beliefs by becoming conscious of your unconscious thoughts and behaviors.
Then you can choose to experience more positive emotions and less negative ones.
Second, Meditate. Keeping calm will help you keep focus. It will help you stay in the present moment and not the past or the future.
Third, Keep your thoughts in the Here and NOW! If you feel yourself thinking about the past and how you had failed, direct yourself to think about NOW and what you want to achieve! Envision your goal. Do you want to lose weight? Think about what you will look like after a few months of working out and changing your eating patterns.
You have the power to control your own mind, a power that has been withheld for your entire life and it’s time to take your power back.
Next month, on my blog I am going to write on how you can stay in the Present and what to do when your thoughts keep going to the past, or the future.