Positive Vibes

Focusing on Feelings Rather than Resolutions

Well hello my little gumdrops, and happy Monday after Christmas! Are you still off work, and in festive spirits? Or are you like me, hitting the snooze button one too many times before work today? Either way, I do hope you had a chance to relax a bit and enjoy the Christmas holiday with those near and dear.

And even though we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, I still wanted to share with you some musings for Positivity Monday. Today, I am thinking and reflecting on all that this year was and gearing up for 2015. As we enter into New Year’s Eve, the one word on many lips is: resolutions. Ugh. Can I tell you how much I hate the work resolution? Now, don’t get me wrong I like the idea of personal improvement and change, but I can’t get my head around resolutions.

I’ve made many resolutions after drinking too many glasses of wine on New Year’s Eve. I have resolved to be healthier, read more books, work out more, eat more vegetables, save more and just be better. I would hit the gym, eat more salads, drink more water and write in my journal more. Then “real life” would happen like late nights at work, forgetting packed lunch or binge watching a Netflix show over the weekend. And all of a sudden, those well intention resolutions just fly right out of the window. From that point, it’s disappointing and frustrating, and tough to get started again.

This year, instead of focusing on what I want to change this year, I am focusing how I want my life to feel.

Now, let’s think about this for a second… Instead of the tasks of resolutions, and creating a long (and perhaps unachievable to-do list), I will be focusing on how I want to feel.  Holy crap.  This could be a game changer for me. To help  build well rounded experiences, hobbies and habits with these feelings in mind.

And when I began to think about this idea, of feelings rather than resolutions, here are a few thoughts for 2015:

  • Authentic
  • Inspired
  • Balanced
  • Empowered
  • Generous Love

Just reading these words gets me excited about making plans and creating new habits to propel me towards these feelings. These plans and ideas I will reflecting on over the next few days, for ideas for travels, developing a new hobby plus  thoughts for this little blog

Why not give it a try for yourself as you prep for 2015? Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel this year?” and see where the brainstorm takes you.

If you did a New Year’s brainstorm, what word(s) did you come up with? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.  I look forward to hear from you my loves!

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