Instead Of A Resolution , Try a Revolution
Although every day is a new opportunity to make a change, this is the time of year when the urge to make changes gets stronger. High off of New Year's punch, holiday family, Christmas fruitcake, Hanukkah latkes and all the other things that make the end of the year so special, we look at the new year as a time to "get right". No, no, we won't just undo the transgressions of the last few months of holiday craziness -- we vow to get on track to be better for the entire year. Maybe you cycle through the same few resolutions every year: get organized, be more financially responsible, spend more time with family. And of course some version of weight loss, whether it is to eat more vegetables, stay on an exercise plan, or shed pounds.
These are all important and worthwhile goals, but here’s the sad thing. Research indicates that by January 7th of the new year, 25 per cent of these resolutions will already be broken. And this attrition rate will continue, so that up to 80 per cent are likely to have been abandoned before March 1st.So how can you make sure that you will be one of the minority who do not break their new year’s promise to themselves? I think the answer is a New Year Revolution instead of a New Year Resolution – a whole new way to approach this important commitment.It was Einstein who said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results. So instead of this year, trying to change the same habits, why not try something different? Instead of a resolution, try a revolution. An energetic revolution.Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect. Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.
Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.
Become grateful–for everything.When we are grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.
Laugh more–especially at yourself.Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get task oriented and routine-driven at times. Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. Give yourself a break.This is the only life that you get to live–why not lighten up your mood
Change your thinkingWe can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change your thoughts. Changing our thoughts are powerful.Winston Churchill once said, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Surround yourself with positivity We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with.Surround yourself with positive people. Be mindful of what your feeding your brain. Negativity can exist in social media, news , movies and even books we read.
Choose wisely what you feed your brain
Get into actionOn top of yoga's physical benefits, it's known to have psychological benefits as well. Yoga is known for increasing feelings of well-being and strengthening positive mental attitude, so much so that it's often used in conjunction with talk therapy to treat mood disorders like depression.
Cheers To A Positive 2017!!!