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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” ~Albert Einstein

Welcome to 2018! As you read this I am sure most of you have already made wonderful New Year’s resolutions, and I dare say many have probably already been broken. I speak from personal experience, and word on the street. Maybe you are the exception, and I certainly hope so. Maybe this new year you even decided not to make any because, well, they always get broken anyway so why bother, right? I have heard this one a lot this year.

New year

What if this new year could be different? What if you came at it from a different angle? If the old method of making and breaking resolutions has you pessimistic about the whole idea, why not try something new?

Let’s look at resolutions in general. For the most part they are generally about stopping something or starting something. Being creatures of habit, and we all know old habits die hard, we can go for so long before we succumb to those habits and the next thing you know those darn resolutions are broken.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all about breaking habits that don’t serve us, and starting new habits that will make us better versions of ourselves. However, this year I am suggesting a different type of resolution that goes deeper than the surface of the habits. I am suggesting going to the cause and resolving to deal with and change that.

“Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way.” ~Albert Einstein

Beneath every self-defeating habit there is something compelling us, something driving us, something giving us the inertia to continue and not stop.

Let’s look at some of the most common possibilities and see if any resonate with you:

  • Low self-worth
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of self-love
  • Unresolved grief from our past

“Growth comes through analogy; through seeing how things connect, rather than only seeing how they might be different.” ~Albert Einstein

If we really want, with conviction, to make this New Year better, to change ourselves and to drop and let go of old habits we really must do the work to find out where these habits are coming from in the first place. Just saying or resolving to do or be different is not always enough. Until we go into the depths of our psyche and our past and mine for what lurks there we will continue to succumb to our conditioned habits.

Make this year a year of true lasting change. Don’t just change habits, heal the cause.

“Definition of Insanity: doing the same thing over and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Inspired 2018.