There’s a lot of talk about resolutions this time of year. Here’s one resolution you simply must keep.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Simple right? Or is it?
When you use this kind of perspective, it somehow switches things up. Midlife is the PERFECT time for more mindfulness in your life
What came to mind IMMEDIATELY?
Before you squished the thought down with doubt and negativity?
Be honest with yourself.
Just one thing.
The definition of “resolution” is a firm decision to do or not do something.
Synonyms are words like:
Just imagine what might happen if you took this resolution to heart.
Call it a “regret-proofing baby step.”
One small step today to live intentionally. One giant step to be happier.
The baby step could be a simple as allowing yourself to THINK ABOUT what you want to create in your life over the next five years.
Most of us don’t even prioritize this sort of thing.
We are habitually on auto-pilot. Living unconsciously from one day to the next.
A baby step could be to decide, on purpose, how you want to feel and learn how to think accordingly.
You could try a new thought on for size.
What if you allow yourself to dream and decide to be OK with wanting what you want?
You could also decide to STOP thinking something like “I’m stuck” or “I’m too busy,” two examples of auto-pilot thinking that are completely indulgent and don’t get you anywhere.
You could adopt the thought that “sometimes it’s good enough … because you’ve prioritized showing up and being real.”
What about this one? You could even embrace the idea that “your past is perfect.” HUGE concept, right?
These thoughts are available to you. Nothing in your life needs to change for you to make the decision to change your thinking.
Just imagine how you will feel when you start taking a baby step like one of these. When you feel differently, you act differently. Outcomes will shift. New results will prove your thoughts. We are the ones who create our results. We have a choice to do this intentionally or unintentionally.
It really does start with your thinking.
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Let’s do this…one thought at a time because mindfulness is magic!