Aren’t you tired of making New Years Resolutions that you never really intend to keep? Aren’t you tired of going through the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s regret ritual? Then stop torturing yourself and make 2012 the year you trade in your no results resolutions for ones that actually allow you to soar.
Here’s the thing about most resolutions. When you don’t follow through with them you feel defeated and that’s not a good way to start out the New Year. Feeling bad about yourself gets you stuck in bad energy and blocks off good things from coming into your life. Of course, we don’t do it intentionally, but nevertheless, that’s what happens.
Ask yourself what would make you happy in 2012? Be careful with your answer. Dig deep and ask where your wish is coming from. Is it from your surface ego or from the deep foundation of your soul?
From my experience I have found that satisfying my ego is a temporary fix, but satisfying the desires of my soul has a profound and lasting result. The soul is a tough taskmaster and when it doesn’t get what it wants you always feel like something is missing. No matter how much you achieve the good feeling drains away quickly leaving you feeling empty and unhappy.
Here are 3 Soul Satisfying Resolutions that have worked for me:
1. Stop Trying to Mastermind Your Life - When you give up the need to mastermind every twist and turn of your existence you can reach a deeper level – the place of feeling. When you feel rather than think you are able to create a reality that moves you forward. What a wonderful feeling to get unstuck!
2. Trust Your Instincts - You are on the right track despite the sense that life, as you know it, often seems to be derailed. Often radical change is what is needed in the accelerated pace of the world we are living in.
3. Recognize Your Potential - In this New Year gift yourself with the knowledge that you are unique and have unlimited potential. Give yourself permission to be who you are and do the things that feed your soul.
I know that if you practice these three steps 2012 will be the best year ever. You can never control circumstances but you sure can manage how you respond to them. That knowledge is life changing.
Happy New Year.
The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.