Making New Year’s resolutions and staying committed to them can be a challenging thing for a lot of people. And even though I think it’s important to have a vision, a clear direction or goal before starting the New Year, all these New Year’s resolution lists can create a lot of stress and anxiety in people, causing them to feel disappointed when things don’t go as planned. And that’s the reason why I created this list of 15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Make.
This is a different kind of New Year’s Resolutions List, a list that’s meant to help you do the things you want to do, while at the same time learning to be calm, flexible, open and receptive when things don’t go as planned. Because you and I know that life doesn’t always go as planned, and that’s okay.
15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make
Be open and receptive to whatever life sends your way.
Allow life to shape you and to mold you in a majestical and graceful way.
Surrender to what is.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts and allow events to follow their natural course.
Accept life unconditionally and trust that it’s all happening for your highest good.
Embrace with grace all that you face.
7. Be soft.
Be soft, fluid and yielding, just like water is, and you will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
Trust the wisdom of life more than your own wisdom.
Treasure the moment. Don’t let it pass by you unnoticed.
10. Be of good cheer.
Be of good cheer, there is always another way.
11. Where there is no love, put love.
Follow the advice of St. John of the Cross, and “Where there is no love, put love — and you will find love.”
Cultivate the habit of giving thanks for every experience and every interaction life sends your way, either good or bad because all of them are meant to contribute to your growth and evolution.
13. Speak from the heart.
Speak with love, speak from the heart. Speak in such a way that people love to listen to you. And when people talk, listen with your heart. Listen in such a way that they all love to speak to you.
Whatever you do in life, work at it with all your heart. Work at it with love, passion, and dedication, “as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ~ (NIV) Colossians 3:23
15. Seek to become all that life created you to become.
Be who life created you to be, not who the world thinks you should be. “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ~ Catherine of Siena
Happy new year in advance! May 2019 bring you all that your heart and soul desire, and may you receive all your blessings, obvious or disguised, with grace and gratitude 🙂