As many of you know, I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I never understood why you would save your motivation for a particular time of year. Instead, make change now, in whatever way you can. Still, I do feel the New Year’s buzz of excitement at the gym, in emails from my mentors, and with clients. Why resist the opportunity that presents itself at this time of year. I wonder, though, if there can be more success with a different approach to the new year’s penchant for self-improvement. How about visioning on how you would like to feel this year. What are the emotions that you would like to bathe in each day? After some thought, I declared 2013 the year of joyous abundance for me. Every day, I have been visualizing myself as a virtual sponge for all that is good and light and joyful in the universe. I accept all the good and reflect it back into the world. I am not thinking of what I have been eating or how much I weigh, whether I have an ache in my back or feeling tired. I just soak in the joy. Even though it’s only been a few days, I have noticed a change in how I interact with the world and how I feel in my body. I look to have experiences that support this feeling of joy. I make decisions based on the pursuit of the joyful state. My goals naturally flow from maintaining joyousness. It really has been a transformative experience thus far.
So, how do you want to feel in 2013? What are your desired feeling states? How will you pursue them? I would love to know, so please send me a reply to this blog entry.