I bet you’ve been thinking about what you want to change or do differently this year. Maybe you’ve already started on your resolutions. Maybe you’ve already flopped on them. This brings me very close to having a hissy fit (not cool given how I actually want to feel this year).
Why the tantrum? Because I truly believe that what our bodies and minds crave right now after all the chaos of the holidays is to rest, revel, celebrate, and dream. No drastic changes, no harsh failures, no “I’ve got to lose 20 lbs or else …”. While I do believe that the beginning of the year is the perfect launchpad for taking big leaps, I don’t think we give ourselves any transition time to actually set ourselves up for success. So instead of glorious success like we dream about, we usually fall flat on our faces from the very beginning.
There goes your momentum. There goes the good energy. There goes the flow.
But you are way more awesome than a face-plant.
I’ve got very strong opinions about resolutions – namely that they’re stupid and make you feel defeated just at the moment when you were beginning to feel like superwoman again (which you are).
The start of the year has that illustrious quality of gathering all of your positive energy to be used in whatever way you wish. You’re ripe for dreaming, planning, and scheming. And resolutions break up that mojo like woah.
It isn’t even fun to say … resolute … who wants to be that when you could be SO many other things instead? Wild, red hot, enamored, committed, in love, jubilious, graceful …
So with my anti-resolution mindset in mind, there are two things I need you to know in starting this year. And I promise that if you remember only these two things, your year will be just as spectacular as you want it to be.