The trick to “New Year’s Resolutions” is doing them backwards
Happy New Year!!!
I love starting a fresh, new year!
Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
I used to make a long list…
be more diligent with my religious studies,
be more patient with my kids,
You know this list, right?
All my resolutions were wonderful, worthy goals, but I always ended up feeling overwhelmed.
So now I do it differently.
I work backwards.
I ask myself,
Who do I want to become this year?
Who do I want to be on December 31, 2019?
And then I spend time thinking about and getting to know this new version of myself.
-What would she be thinking about?
-How would she handle the difficulties I’m currently facing?
-How would she spend her time?
-What would be important to her?
-How would she be feeling?
-How would she take care of her body?
-What would she do to facilitate healing?
And so on.
She turns into my mentor, and I become more and more like her every day by thinking, feeling, and acting as she would.
So rather than making yourself a big long “to-do” list for 2019, focus on who you want to “become”.
Start at the end and work backwards.
Sending love and healing to you in 2019!