The end is near but so is a new beginning! As we celebrate 2011 and welcome 2012, many of us will be contemplating this past year and thinking about how we’d like this next year to be different – and with good reason. I’d like to share my main 2012
resolution intention and hear about yours!
When you plan a trip, if you don’t have a destination in mind, you simply go where the wind takes you. (Actually, who really does this?)
This approach may make for an exciting, mysterious adventure, but then there are it’s drawbacks: you allow the fates decide for you, and where would you start? What would you pack? How could you possibly comfortable not knowing anything about your trip?
My belief is we co-create our life. While there is fate and a greater Power which has ultimate control, we also have an enormous amount power to create the lives we love. Most of the time our plans don’t work out as we’d like, neither in our time nor on our terms, and often we end up getting exactly what we need rather than exactly what we want.
But this is what makes it exciting! Even though we choose the destination and plan the trip, sometimes fate leads us somewhere else. Hence, being flexible with our plans and enjoying the journey is of the utmost importance to maintaining happiness and fulfillment.
My main 2012 intention is to be happier in every moment. Yes, it’ll be very challenging but I’m psyched to do this. I understand it’ll require a high degree of self-awareness and emotional/mental control.
How will I do this? Well, I’m concentrating on self-care for starters. It is SO much easier for me to be aware of how I’m feeling in every moment when I’ve got my healthy routine in place. I’ve found that I can find peace and calm no matter what’s going on around me when I first take care of my needs.
From there, meaning the awareness of how I’m feeling in every moment, I can start training my mind to change my thoughts which in turn alters my emotions. Whenever I feel bored, frustrated, angry, etc., I can then stop whatever I’m doing, figure out why I’m feeling the way I do and then do something to be happier in the moment.
Perhaps I need to take a break or simply stop what I’m doing that isn’t making me happy. If I can’t change the situation, I’ll then change my mind about it. How? By looking at the positive side rather than focusing on the negative. For instance, what will the end results be? How will I benefit once I’m finished?
This is my 2012 intention: to be happier in every moment. Easy but challenging. And extremely rewarding, wouldn’t you say? 🙂
What’s your main 2012 intention? Please share your plans with us!