As I was cleaning out my old files yesterday, tucked under the old folders, was a neatly typed out list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2010. About half of them had been checked off and a few more had been done leaving about one-third of them for a later date.
I did not make resolutions last year and this year I’ve been pondering how to do things differently to make lasting changes.
Most New Year’s resolutions are external changes such as “I want to eat less” or “lose weight” or “get organized with x,y, or z.” However, if the internal motivation to do those things is not present, all the lists in the world aren’t going to change what happens.
What’s at the core of your internal process?
Do you desire to make a difference in a certain area, live a life of health, or feel at peace in your space? How important is that difference to you? What is at the core of your motivation? What is your intention for your life and health?
My internal desire is for peace in my heart, body and spirit. If I eat off what my body is telling me to eat that throws off peace in any part of my being. People always ask me how I eat and exercise the way that I do and I would have to say this is the answer. I don’t feel that I have a choice if I want sanctuary in my body.
What are your internal desires for 2012? Maybe start there and see what transpires. It might be something you expect or something very different and that is the wonderful mystery of life. Enjoy your New Year and remember to email me any specific topics you’d like to see me blog about in 2012.