Trust in the Power of Nature
We all love fresh starts! Isn’t that what a new year is all about? And… I don’t think I’m alone in this thought. In fact, I’ve thought about how change is inevitable.
And, if change is going to happen.. why not be the first person driving that change?
And for me… I can’t imagine people are more hopeful, genuinely optimistic, then when they are working together.
You see… we’re all in this world together… and the changes I’ve seen around the world in 2015 has probably shown all of us just how connected we really are.
So.. this is for you.. and us! Let’s make our 2016 what we want it to be….
Here it is… February. We’ve spent the first month of 2016 looking for solutions to our many out-of-sync facets in our lives.
And, we all know we’ve solve things by resolving to solve things before,…. and it didn’t work. A now that the month has come and gone… we must be crazy to try it again. And maybe.. It’s finally time to disembark the merry go round.
Here’s the plan… let’s resolve to use intention and desire to create an entirely new solution for ourselves!
I grabbed a few blogs from Huffington posts to get some ideas for your inspiration….
By Dean Cain, Huffington Post
Did you know that approximately 2 weeks into the New Year, about 30% of people who resolved to change their lifestyle this year have already given up? Probably because their goals were so unrealistic that the only thing they could count on was failure. I mean who thinks giving up dessert is a good idea or even healthy?
Therefore, this year, I declared a Resolution Revolution! That’s right, I’ve decided to make one New Year’s Resolution that will continue to motivate me and inspire optimism, because I know it will take some work, but I can achieve it.
I resolve to show the people I love how much I appreciate them. That’s it. To me that means spending more time with family and friends. Really listening to them. And most importantly, telling them now that I love them, I appreciate them, I am grateful they are in my life. Sometimes I wish that all my friends and family could live forever — maybe I have a Superman complex. But I know from personal experience how suddenly we can lose someone.
Show the people you love how much you appreciate them. This may just be your best year ever!
By Kate Bratskeir, Huffington Post
While we all go into the new year all bright-eyed and hopeful, only about eight percent of us will actually keep our 2016 resolutions. Holding on to our start-of-year commitments tends to be a set-up for failure because our resolutions are poorly constructed: They’re often too lofty or unattainable, which can deter us from following through.
This year, why not resolve to keep a reasonable resolution? It’ll take a bit of outlining — you’ll need to make it specific and achievable and devise a plan of attack.
By Niki Martinez, Huffington Post
Your relationship is such a large part of your life, it is almost surprising that it does not get the same attention as some other goals.
For this year, why not make relationship resolutions that if kept, could greatly strengthen your relationship by the end of the coming year?
Here are six suggestions for resolutions that can make a huge difference in your marriage and your life in general.
1. Erase the past. Think of fights, failings and issues like a giant dry erase board. Clear that board, and allow your relationship a fresh start for the coming year. This choice and change can be powerful! It is choosing to live in the present, to focus on each other, and to stop bringing up the past when you have a disagreement.
2. Talk about money. At the start of the year, or just before it, talk about finances. Who will handle what? How much can be put aside, if possible? What are each of your views on money? What will make each of you comfortable and meet your financial needs as a couple? This is a huge reason couples fight, so one good conversation can save you a year of fights if you really put the effort in to resolve matters ahead of time.
3. Resolve to fight fair. This means focusing on the issue at hand and not each other. When there is something that you disagree on, stay on the topic and do not resort to personal attacks. If you stay on the issue, you are going to be focused and hopefully come to a solution. If you start to personally attack each other, feelings are deeply hurt and very little progress gets made towards resolving the issue you are disagreeing about.
4. Set realistic expectations of yourself, your partner and your relationship. Each of us walks around with a set of values and beliefs in our heads. Often, we hold other people to our personal beliefs and values, but we never share what they are. We have to always remember that other people, even our partner, are not capable of reading our minds. We will always be let down if we do not verbally express our needs. If we have expectations for our partner and for the relationship as a whole, we simply need to be realistic about what those are, and we need to share them with our partner.
5. Learn the art of compromise. While no one is asking you to compromise who you fundamentally are, learning to compromise on issues that are causing friction in your relationship can create a huge shift for you. We all want our way, and we think our way is the right way. There are going to be some issues that are so tied to our core values that we are not going to change them, but there are many other issues that are easier to compromise on. When each person meets the other person halfway, each partner feels like the other cares about their point of view and cares about maintaining peace and harmony in the relationship.
6. No list of resolutions could be complete without mentioning the need to work on communication. This can be quite an undertaking, but this goal alone can make a huge difference in the state of your relationship over this coming year.
Make a promise to yourself and each other to do these things and watch your health, relationships, and success grow.
“I’m not a label…. Mostly I’m in love with cosmic unseen forces in play with the universe.”
Katt Krespach is a nutritional therapist and long-time activist for healing arts, relationship building, and social entrepreneurship. She is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur.