2015 is right around the corner. If you're like most people, a new year usually brings a desire to change some aspect of your life for the better. You might call them resolutions, intentions, goals, or life changes. The biggest challenge in this exercise, though, is figuring out how to make these resolutions stick past the first couple of weeks in January.
Here's five tips that could help you make your new year's resolutions stick:
What are some other ways that help you stick to your new year's resolutions? Do you even make any at all? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
Here's to an amazing new year, and an amazing new you!
We're about ten days or so away from the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year here in the northern hemisphere. If you're feeling the call to go into hibernation, don't be surprised. The body has a way of adjusting and acclimating to the earth's cycles.
One of the biggest problems I've heard from clients in the last two weeks is a resistance to rest. There's so much to do...work demands, family obligations, holiday shopping, travel planning, winter parties. Plus, some are already on the bandwagon to start off 2015 with new year's resolutions ready to go!
Even I got caught up in it. I'm finishing up my last semester at the Pacific School of Religion and I'm up to my eyeballs in final papers and projects, not to mention maintaining my spiritual life coaching practice. You know what happened? I got sick with the flu. It kept me in bed for over a week and I'm still recuperating.
This is why taking time to rest is so important. If you don't make a conscious space to give yourself a chance to renew yourself, sometimes your body will move in to make the decision for you.
So here's a few tips I'd like to offer to help you build some rest time in your life:
Pick one of these tips and work it into your schedule. Then add more as you get comfortable with them. The point here is to begin to make rest a conscious habit that you incorporate into your daily life.
If you have other tips for rest that work for you, let me know by leaving a comment below.
Here's to your journey to rest, renewal and revitalization!
December is a special month. The days are shorter, the weather a little colder, and a warm, comforting bed looks a lot more inviting than usual.
A lot of people focus so much on the do-ing in this time period, whether it's buying gifts for loved ones for the holidays, figuring out travel plans, or you're already gearing up for the new year.
In the middle of all the holiday hub-bub, I invite you to take a moment to reflect, to think back on 2014 with a greater sense of awareness, loving-kindness and celebration. Reflection can be a useful spiritual practice because you take the time to breathe, you see how you've grown, you notice how you've loved, and you get to give yourself a hug for the times when things didn't go according to plan.
For your coaching assignment this week, take out your journal and ponder these questions:
Here's why reflection is an important spiritual practice:
When you celebrate the joys and delights of life, and when you discern what doesn't serve you, you affirm and declare into Universal Law the life and world that your heart desires.
If you found this week's post enlightening or if it brings up even more questions, leave a comment below. I'd love to hear what you think!
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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