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New Year's Resolutions. Are they worth it or not?

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

New Year's Resolutions are supposed to be about making positive changes in your life. Then why do some people look at them and feel so stressed and dread? They are excited at first it but then that seems to wear off quickly.

You all know how I feel about, "Manifesting your Life on Purpose," it is all about creating your life on purpose. So why do we wait until the New Year for our lives to begin to change?

Firstly, let us chat about what manifesting your desired life is not about....

It is not about making a long list of resolutions and trying to force yourself into doing things that you do not enjoy.

It is not about trying to deny yourself things that you truly do desire.

It is not about the no pain no gain approach to life.

And it is not about struggle. Furthermore, take the word "struggle" out of your vocabulary.

The above is what most people think of when they think of setting a New Years Resolution.

It seems that so many people make New Year's resolution though...

Why do they choose the new year to do it? I guess because a new year a fresh start?

But every morning, when you wake up, you have a clean slate… A new and fresh beginning so why wait until the New Year?

New Years Resolutions are an awful lot of pressure for most people. Yes, of course we want to give ourselves challenges and goals to attain. But what happens to those goals and desires throughout the year? Regardless of the time of year, most people give up on a desire or goal because they do not celebrate the little steps that are leading to HUGE positive change.

Some may get impatient but keep in mind it takes approximately 30 days to change a habit. Hence the title of my book is the "30 Day Self Perception Makeover. "

Here are some tips on keeping and creating that desire to become your reality. Whether you call it a, "New Year's resolution" or not.

1. Write things down. Those of you who have been following me know how I feel about journaling and writing things down. It is an amazing and simple way to retrain your subconscious mind.

Remember retraining takes consistency and again...consistency. Take Inspired Action: Write down that goal, write down that desire. Write down that goal and desire is if you already have it, as if you are already living it!

2. Visualization.

Visualization is key too...

Take that desire that you have written down and visualize yourself already living it, already feeling it...

Get excited about it...Get that bubbly feeling inside!

You may ask, "But how do I feel something that I don't know what it will feel like to have?"

Take Inspired Action:

Here is a trick...Imagine someone you really love getting the thing that would light up their soul, bring them an ear to ear smile. They would be so excited about it...Now, do you feel that feeling of excitement that you have for that person? Take that excitement and feel that for yourself.

We tend to not feel worthy enough sometimes to feel it for ourselves. But this little trick will get you into the feeling place of that high vibe feeling every time.

When you feel yourself already having it in your physical reality, your mind thinks that it already has it and has already begun to align with everything within its power to make that happen and become your reality.

3. Gratitude

Be grateful for everything and anything that you can possibly think of, you will then be radiating out a grateful, high- energy frequency which will magnetize those things that you do desire into your path!

Remember some things have many moving parts and take some time.So be sure to celebrate each small step along the journey.

Take Inspired Action:

  • Journal at least 5 things every day that you are grateful for.

  • Take this one step further and visualize those things while you are writing.


  • That the feeling while visualizing is key in this.

  • Your desire or goal should not be pressured by outside forces. If it does, re-evaluate!

  • Have fun!

It should feel exciting and fun and something to look forward to.

Maybe a little out of your comfort zone scary but it’s all good.

If you want to call it a New Year's resolution... Perfect! That's fine...Whatever feels right for you.

You can also re-word it to, "Manifesting, Creating or Magnetizing the life that you desire."

This is a lifestyle, these are dreams that you will attain, and remember you can do this any time of the year!

"But what if I am not sure of my desire or goal?"

Then you can ask yourself, "What is it that I would do if I absolutely had nothing holding me back??

Remember to release resistance:

  • Allow yourself to receive those amazing thoughts...

  • Pay attention to every little sign because the step in the right direction...the step in your unique journey... will be placed right in front of you.

  • Be aware and grateful enough to see it.

"Always pay attention to the things that make you feel good. The situations that make you feel good. "

Those things that make you feel good

are a vibrational match to your desires.

Even if it's not exactly what you desire it is a vibrational match so recognize it and celebrate the feeling.Be grateful for that vibrational match. There's more where that came from....

AHHHH... Do you see why I say... "Who needs New Year's Resolutions..."

❤️ Cathlene


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