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I am sharing this article again because it is so good!
Once again I have created my words for 2020 and I look forward to seeing where they take me.
I’m here again to talk about why I threw away the notion of setting a New Year’s Resolution.
I would set them every year. They usually were something along the lines of I’m going to eat healthy, get skinny, and get a good job. It usually went well for about 3-4 weeks and then I would fall right back into the same old routine I was always in.
When I went on my journey of self-love and acceptance of who I am, I realized that I was setting those resolutions from a place of self-loathing. I wasn’t making those decisions for myself, I was making them because it was NYE and I was supposed to. Isn’t everyone who doesn’t fit into the idealized body type or lifestyle supposed to make a resolution to put themselves into a box?
NYE 2017 I decided I was going to create an affirmation that encompassed what I wanted from my life and for myself in 2018. It wasn’t anything fancy. It was three simple and powerful words. I tried to say it every morning when I woke up to remind myself why I was here and what I wanted to accomplish. When I would have bad moments, I would say my affirmation to remind myself that life is no hard it only has hard moments.
Throwing away resolutions was one of the best things I did for myself. I didn’t wake up every day with resolutions hanging over my head. Feeling like a failure if I didn’t accomplish that daunting to-do list I had made at the end of 2017. I simply stepped forward with trust every day that I was on the path I was put on this earth to walk. Trust that all of the things I desired and dreamed would be mine if I just continued to walk with trust.
Trust has always been so difficult for me. I like to know things will work out, to know what and how things will happen, so trust and I have not always been great friends. Turns out trust is the one thing I needed most in my life and had I not decided to throw away resolutions I am not sure I would have found it this year.
So, if you have been on the resolutions wheel for most of your life. If you continue to fall and then feel guilty because you didn’t win that to-do list again. Let me help you create an affirmation that you can carry with you for all of 2019. Take back that power and stop trying to cram your amazing being into that tiny little box society wants to keep you in.
My affirmation for 2020: CEO, Infinite Expansion, and Wealth.
Erin is a Spiritual Life Coach and Reiki Master Teacher. She started this blog as a way to share her self-love and body acceptance journey. Over the past 5 years it has become her business, her passion, and her purpose. She has created coaching programs to help other women find their truth, love their bodies, and embody their power and purpose.