Cheers to all the new in 22! And here we are in mid January already and it looks as if this year is shaping up to be another crazy ride! The pandemic continues to disrupt many aspects of our lives and if you’re feeling overwhelmed or finding it hard to be positive, don’t worry – you are not alone. and through this discomfort comes growth and evolution.
Now we all know that the statistics show that this is about the time when those lofty New Year’s resolutions start to fall by the wayside. We’ve all been there. You’re a couple of weeks into that resolution to not drink, not eat processed foods, to work out every day or whatever other big goals you might have set. But perhaps you’ve already snuck a much needed glass of wine or taken a well-earned rest day from working out. Well, don’t beat yourself up because I’m here to say “ditch the resolutions”. In a time like this, the last thing we need to burden ourselves with is a bigger list of things to do. Especially when we so often set resolutions that aren’t necessarily that easy to actually keep! The last thing any of us needs right now is another ‘failure’ to make us feel worse about ourselves.
So how about we allow ourselves some New Year’s subtractions instead to create space and declutter our minds, bodies and emotions. What I mean by that is how about we let go of some of the stuff that isn’t serving us any longer and just subtract those things from our lives once and for all. That way we’re not starting the year weighed down with yet more things to do. Instead we’re actually lightening the load and getting rid of things that don’t work for us so we can invite what truly serves and nourishes us.
Are you ready to close the door to the past and open a new one to the future? Take a deep breathe and take the first step into a new chapter.
2022 will be a big year. A year to look deeper inside ourselves and learn new ways to grow, heal and evolve.
As a way to do this, I’m offering a new and fresh perspective on how to start this year with an emotional detox by releasing these 5 toxic habits that too many of us let rule our lives. So here they are - now let’s ditch them for good!
Holding on to resentment
It’s all too easy to hold on to those things that upset us. But letting things fester only hurts ourselves. Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself, so let those resentments go once and for all and you’ll feel a weight quite literally come off your shoulders and possibly your hips too. Plus you’ll create space in your life that will allow good things to take root. And as I like to say, “forgiveness is a nutrient”.
Again, the only person you’re hurting by doubting yourself is you! It’s time to ditch that nagging voice in the back of your head. You know – the one that says “I’m not good enough” or “I could never dothat”. Self doubt is a self-fulfilling prophecy - and we all secretly know we’re capable of so much more than we think. How? Because some time in your life you managed to shut that voice up and just do it - whatever “it” was. And it wasn’t as hard as you thought. So focus on that moment, visualise it when you’re taking on something tough, and stop limiting yourself. Because if not now, then when!
Living in “lack”
Times are tough for many right now, I know. But it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you never have enough - whether it’s money, love, time, energy or whatever. And while it might sound a bit woo-woo, the fact is if you dwell on lack, you will end up in more lack. I’m not saying you just need to visualise abundance of whatever it is you desire and it will happen. You still need to do the work. But if you can shift your mindset to focus on abundanceand you do the work, magical things will unfold!
We all make judgments of others at times - it’s a totally human reaction, especially when people are different to us. But it can become unhealthy and suck our energy dry when we make these judgements overt or when we dwell on them too much. Judging others and gossiping are not a good use of your time or energy. Who cares what others say or do. It’s one thing if their actions affect you - then speak up and say your piece. I’m really talking about wasting time judging others for things that don’t directly impact you. It’s just a negative mindset that you can do without. So ditch it now.
It’s all too easy to think other people have it all. And if you look hard enough, you’llalwaysfind others who do have more than you. If you’re focusing on finances, you’ll find people who earn more than you. Likewise if you’re single, you’ll see lots of people who have a partner. But that might just be one isolated aspect of their life. The rest of their life might be a mess. As the saying goes, you don’t really know someone’s life until you walk a mile in their shoes. Instead of thinking about others, focus on what you have and alchemize the envy into inspiration. Practice gratitude daily. It’s powerful and it might just change your perspective of others. Plus gratitude - like forgiveness - is a nutrient!
If you can work on ditching these things from your life once and for all, amazing shifts are possible. You’ll clear your head space and create energy allowing you to focus on the things you really want. You’ll feel more positive and grateful, which will help you start to attract more goodness into your life. And best of all, you won’t beat yourself up for not keeping those resolutions.
Now lets make 2022 our best year ever!
Now with some head space you may be ready to RESET - head on over to download my FREE Body Reset Guide It’s a 7 day reboot that helps declutter the body and it’s great to do after the holidays, but you can do it before a vacation or big event or anytime you want to do a quick reset.