Monday Mantra:: I Make New Moment Resolutions

Monday Mantra New Moment Resolutions

I heard this term in some Abraham Hicks audio recently and it has stuck with me since. At this time of year especially we begin looking into the year that is about to transition into the next and then we hastily begin making new year resolutions before the old year is out.

Besides the lack of real consideration behind them, there is something a little lacking in the “expected” response to the age old question “What’s Your New Year Resolution?”. There are the usual types like Travel destinations, lose weight and get fit as well as the visit more, travel more, do more, be more etc. There are a few things that suddenly have clicked for me at the mere mention of the New Moment Resolution.

  1. The definition of the word Resolution.
  2. The Lack of meaning in them and
  3. The insistence that we wait until the new year to begin


The Definition

Some people have missed the definition of a resolution. These are definitions as taken from thefreedictionary.com:

  1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination: faced the situation with resolution.
  2. firm decision to do something: made a resolution to get more exercise.
  3. course of action determined or decided on: His resolution is to get up early.
  4. The act of solving or explaining a problem or puzzle.

Often our “resolutions” are made in haste and only ever skim the surface of what we’re really striving for. “Lose weight” for example is too loose and open to interpretation and at the mercy of life happening around us.

What we could say is this: I’ll make small changes through out the year to improve my opinion of myself and my body image. It speaks more to the humanity in us. The fact is that often when we make a new year resolution, we don’t sit down and work out how we’re going to make it happen, we don’t project plan it working out all the possible things that could go wrong and working out how we can mitigate that risk. The fact is that we start off well meaning and when life or work get busy or complicated, it often falls out the window and we fall off the wagon so to speak. Making small changes means we get to appreciate small wins. Which builds our confidence. And this builds momentum. It also allows us to focus on our own sense of self, not someone else’s idea of what we should or should not be doing for ourselves.

Remember that a Resolution needs to be a decision for a course of action that fills you with determination and solves a particular “problem”.

Meaning
What does it mean to you if you say your resolution is to travel around the country more? If you were doing this already, how would it make you feel? What would it bring to your life and your experience?

If you’re revolution is to lose weight, then when you arrive at your goal weight or at your fitness goal, how will you feel? How will you feel about yourself? What qualities will it install in you? what do you gain emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically from achieving it?

Make your resolution meaningful for you. Include those meaningful feelings in your resolution.

Waiting for the New Year
Why wait? Why not begin now? Right now? If it’s important to you, it shouldn’t be something that waits for the new year. Why not work out what your resolution is, define it, give it meaning for you and then begin strategising? There is no time like the present and if it’s that important to us, then we owe it to ourselves to begin. Not next year, not next week and certainly not tomorrow. Begin it now.

Aks yourself: What will it take to achieve my resolution? Who do I need on my side for this? What do I need? How much time will it take given my current circumstances (time, family, work etc). How much do I want it? On a scale of 0 – 10 (o being not important at all to 10 being my number one priority for me this year) what importance is it to you? Do need any other help for this (Personal Trainer, Business Coach, Nutritionist or perhaps a Travel Agent)?

Write it down. Get a nice piece of paper and a marker or pen and write your resolution out like an affirmation. If you physically write it out, it seeps into your subconscious more easily. Write it and write it often.

Make a new moments resolution and get planning right now so that even if you don’t officially begin until the new year, you’ll be all set up and ready to hit the ground running from week one.

 As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Welcoming 2015

Okay, so now that we’ve worked on releasing 2014 (see yesterday’s post here on releasing 2014), let’s welcome in 2015.

Normally, people set New Years Resolutions. They resolve to take certain actions or achieve certain outcomes on a very practical level. What we’re going to do is set a New Year Intention. This intention can be a word, a feeling, a learning you’d like you achieve, whatever works for you. But it’s important to infuse the intention with a feeling. If it’s highly emotive, it’s more likely to stick.

What would you like to welcome into your life in 2015?

One of my Words and Intentions for 2015 is to have FUN! I realised recently that can tend to focus too much on the doing of work and the seriousness of life, not enough of the being– too many self appointed “have to’s” and not enough self appointed “want to’s”.

That said, It is also my intention to infuse fun into work too. Why should ‘work’ be anything but fun? And life can certainly be more fun if we choose it to be.

Okay, so answer each of these questions (I’ve added some example answers to show you how it might look):

1. What qualities are you going to infuse 2015 with?

honesty, openness, courageousness

2. What would you like to have happen in 2015?

Buy our first home

2. How would you like to feel in 2015?

Joy, relaxed, excited

Putting them together into a sentence or intention would look a little like this:

In 2015, It is my intention to look for things to feel excited and joyful about in buying a home where we feel open and relaxed.

There are no right or wrongs in the process. The idea is to get as many feeling words into your intention as you can so that the intention is more likely to be the forefront of your heart and mind.

Intentions can be great ways to begin your day too – when you get up on the 1st of January (whatever time that may be for you) set an intention for your day. Even if it’s as simple as “I intend to feel relaxed by the end of the day”

It can also be good to write your word/intention for the year somewhere you’ll see it often as a constant conscious and subconscious reminder of what to look for in 2015.

As the new year rings in say this:

“I release 2014 with love and I welcome 2015 with love, fun and prosperity” (use whichever words feel right for welcoming into your 2015.

a few other helpful articles:

I Align Myself and My Life with My Dreams
Don’t Think…Feel (And Then think)
A perceived small change can have a big impact

Happy New, Fun, Joyful and Prosperous Year!

Getting to the Right Station

A client of mine mentioned a quote to me and i’ve used it a lot recently with other clients because the message has been the same across the board.

“Sometimes you need to take the wrong train to get the right station”

I can resonate with this because as a business owner, in order to develop my business, I took on some additional contract work (not in the health field) to help some projects along. While it felt like i was betraying my “station” of Kinesiology and helping people transform their lives, I have actually landed on a great train where i have learnt a lot that I can apply to my Kinesiology projects. Including putting together training materials, interacting with people and personalities I wouldn’t normally get interact with and creating a team environment. That said, I get lots of opportunities to promote Kinesiology too in small, seemingly insignificant ways but i’m here to transform lives – even if it’s on a very subtle level.

The point is that even if you feel like you’re taking a wrong turn or taking the “wrong train”, it doesn’t mean that you don’t get to the right station. Maybe there’s another station where someone is waiting for the expertise you hold to get there in order to build the right station. Sometimes, It just means that you get to pick up some new friends, some new tools and new experiences to make you into the person who will relish the “right station” in the right way, not if but when you get there.

Yes, the destination matters but so does the train you choose to take to get there in ways you may not understand fully until you’re well into the journey.

Happy travelling!

Monday Mantra:: I Allow Myself to Persevere

Monday Mantra Allowing Perseverance

 

I allow myself to persevere. I allow myself to keep to going regardless of what comes my way. Regardless of what people say, regardless of what I tell myself, regardless of whether I think I can or not, I allow myself to persevere.

This particular mantra was actually the goal of my last Kinesiology balance. I was feeling frustrated about my progress with my business. I had completed a lot of thought before going into this session about some patterns of mine that had come to light over the weeks prior and to be honest, It started some not so nice self-talk.

I realised that whenever things got tough, I would assume the position of “I can’t do anything right”, “I’m not good enough” and would throw the towel in with “What’s the point?!”. And this pattern was with EVERYTHING! Not just work but at home, with my training, with absolutely everything and this was feeding into my self-worth, pushing me out of taking responsibility and putting me into a victim mentality.

I like this mantra because it says that even when things don’t go as planned, even when I think I’m not good enough, even when I think people will think I’m crazy I allow myself to persevere.

As always, download & save this mantra to your phone or desktop or print it out and pin it somewhere. When you see it, say it and if you think that someone else will benefit from this mantra, share it.

Read all about how Affirmations and Mantra’s work here.

 

Affirmations: What are they and how do they work?

Affirmations: what are they and why do they work?

Affirmations are by no means a new thing. Affirmations in some form or other have been around for centuries in the form of Affirmations, Mantras and Goals.

There can sometimes be a little confusion around the difference between these three elements.

Affirmations are defined as “a declaration that something is true” Using an affirmation is a way of telling your body “this is already a fact” and using it repeatedly can begin to shift your beliefs in agreement with the affirmation – a way of affirming to yourself and the world a new pattern of thought.

Mantra’s are defined as “a sacred word or formula repeated as an incantation”. That said, a mantra can be more than one word. Something you repeat to yourself as a reminder to yourself of who you are, what you want to be or how you want to feel.

Goals are defined as “the result or achievement toward which effort is directed”. Goals are a great way to get you to take action towards achieving your affirmation or mantra.

These three methods are all a way of creating change in your life on both the conscious and subconscious levels. So why do these work so well?

Your body and mind take your words as gospel. They do not understand what a turn of phrase is, what lyrics are or what sarcasm is. Your body can take on what you say very literally. This is partly why affirmations, mantras and goals, when repeated often are so effective.

Many highly successful people swear by looking at and speaking their goal, mantra or affirmation many times per day and accredit this technique to their success.

So, find an affirmation, mantra or goal that you like. Write in on a post-it note (or five) and place them in strategic places around the house or your office. When you see it, say it. I also make myself an electronic version of it (take a photo of your post-it note for example) and set it as your desktop image or screen saver for your phone – see the Monday Mantra segment for some prearranged iPhone mantras you can download. Again, when you see it, say it to yourself. The more often you repeat it, the more likely it is to reprogram your way of thinking and naturally draw you closer to achieving your desired outcome.

Here’s three of my (current) favourite ones you might like to try:

  1. I deserve success
  2. I am passionate, healthy and energetic
  3. I am a money magnet

Find an affirmation that resonates with you and that reflects a change that you’re trying to create in your life. Make it visible and repeat often. If you’re still not getting results, there may be some hidden belief patterns that aren’t congruent with your affirmation. If this is the case, it’s great to seek help in identifying what that in-congruency might be, As soon as that block is released – you’re likely to see results very quickly.

Dana Atkin Kinesiology Affirmations 3000Melbourne Magazine

choose to follow your dream

How often do we say “yes” to things that people ask us to do? I say “yes” all too often and then wonder why I haven’t had the time to do what I want to do.

A friend of mine said to me the other day that in order to get to where you want to be, you need be sure that you’re taking yourself and your dreams as seriously as you take everyone else’s dreams. And that’s a pretty big ask for some people (including myself). This friend of mine then progressed with the notion that you need to put your end goal or dream “out there”, write it down, create a vision board, put a charm on a bracelet, whatever it is that reminds you of what your dream is.  Next, write out the steps you need to take in order to achieve your dream. Then, when someone asks you to do something for them, think of your dream, look at your vision board and ask yourself:

1. Will doing this bring me closer to my dream or

 

2. Will doing this take me further away from my dream?

 

Being aware of what brings you closer (or further away from) your dream, gives you power of choice. You can actively choose to do the things that draw your dream closer, rather than sabotaging it before you’ve even started. Knowing that your dreams are just as important as anyone else’s is something which, once realised, gives you the power to make your dreams come to fruition.