Hey loves, Happy New Year 2016!!! I know I’m late on this but…better late than never, right!!! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful Holiday Season and are having a beautiful year so far
For the first post of the year, I’d love to share with you my New Year Intentions and Themes. Usually I don’t set New Year Resolutions but this year there are a few things I’d love to focus on.
1. SELF LOVE
It took me a while for me to realize that I don’t love myself enough! Last year I got this lightbulb moment and I was like WOW I need to take much better care of myself and my needs. It’s so ingrained in us to be selfless and to put everyone else first before we even consider our own needs, something that may results in self neglect and ultimately unhappiness among other issues. When you give, give, give at the expense of your own needs and desires….you will end up empty and bitter, it’s just that simple. So I started on this journey of Self Love and it’s quite a new way of thinking for me…I vow, to be more kind to myself, to accept myself with my flaws and perfect imperfections, to put my needs and desires first, to make myself my own priority, to be authentic, to use my voice and to learn more about myself. At the end of the day we come to the world alone and we leave alone and the only person we ultimately have to answer to is ourselves and God.
“The only person you will live your entire life with is yourself.”
In life most of us are either filled with worry for the future or are stuck in the past, or a combination of both. But if we really want to live life to the fullest we need to stay in the present moment and ignore all the voices in our own head. This year I really want to practice being grateful for every little thing in my life…and especially for being alive. Being grateful and trusting helps us receive the blessings we truly deserve. There is this quote from Louise Hay that I absolutely love, that sums it up Perfectly. I couldn’t of said it any better.
“Our breath is the most precious substance in our lives and yet we totally take it for granted when we exhale that our next breath will be there. If we did not take another breath, we wouldn’t last three minutes. Now if the Power that created us has given us enough breath to last for as long as we shall live, can we not trust that everything else we need will also be supplied?”
- Louise Hay
3. LIMITLESS GROWTH
In order to grow in any area of our lives we need to to learn to embrace change. Sometimes change can be painful but it’s absolutely necessary if we want to blossom and live the life that we are meant to live. This year I want to embrace all the changes, transformations and transitions in my life. I also want to work on all the areas in my life that need to be polished. I want to do the inner work required for me to grow. I want to work on my Mental Health, my Emotional Health, my Physical Health and my Spiritual Journey. I know this will take time but I’m in this for the long haul, there are no deadlines…any step I make is one less step to being stagnant.
“To become a butterfly, metamorphosis is necessary. If the caterpillar never went through this process of change, it would never achieve it’s great destiny and become its most glorious self. We can reach our great destinies by changing what needs to be changed.”
- Michelle “Chaella” Boddie
4. Being the best version of myself.
This is my tagline and it’s something I strongly believe in…that at any point in time, no matter what our circumstances are… as long as we are still alive we can make a change. We may not be where we want to be but we are HERE and that’s the most important thing because it means we still have a chance to be the person we are meant to be and to fulfil our purpose. I also believe that God uniquely designed each and everyone one of us to fulfil a purpose and fully accepting our unique selves means we have a better chance of succeeding at being ourselves than at being a copy of anybody else.
“Remember that you were born with a divine purpose and destiny that only you can fulfil. Be your authentic self if you want to fulfil that dream that sleeps within your soul”