Walk Into 2018 With a Clean Slate!
Happy New Year! What I love about a new year is that it is a marker for leaving anything that no longer serves you as you go into a new year, a new time, new beginnings. If chaos seems to follow you around, check what you may be doing (or not doing) that is encouraging this and allow yourself to change that. Where do your loyalties lie? Do your current relationships serve you or serve to ruin you? Do they cause more joy or upset? Do you feel more or less in balance within them? If you routinely fall into the victim role, feel like you just cannot get it all together, self-sabotage opportunities or you are around or supporting people who are like this, causing you more stress than peace; Leave all this behind in 2017! The mind likes to create stories and habits but BOTH are adaptable, changeable. You cannot change the way anyone around you thinks feels or acts, but you can control yourself and who you allow to remain in your life. Each day you breathe air, you have an opportunity for growth, to remove blinders (we all have them) and go and do better. Some folks are stuck in making things harder than they need to be. They want to blame, argue, delay and create what I call High Queen. My mother used to say ‘This is just how I am’ No, this is just how you programmed yourself. Begin taking ownership, stop deliberately going off the rails emotionally, self-control is underrated. Life is far too short to start pointless arguments, deliberately cause chaos, or be with anyone that behaves this way. IF you are used to living with someone that is High Queen, you may struggle at first embracing the quite. Trust, the brain gets used to all this noise and it can take a bit for quiet to sink in, to feel normal. Counting your blessings rather than stirring up drama is far more healthy. Reward those good to you, rather than complain. See what happens then. Life is short. Stress causes disease. Embrace Joy!