With the New Year up and running I think it has all of us motivated and excited to see where we will go in 2013! It's almost January 15th and statistics show that most people have given up or broken their "resolutions" by this date. How are your's coming?
I have lots of things that I'm excited about and working towards for this year. :) Hint, hint - look for an announce on this blog in the next couple of of months! I just feel like I need to get a grip and a little further down the road before I share. :) Plus, my business partner (who happens to be my amazingly talented sister Kristen!) and I have a pact - lips are sealed for a bit. So don't feel left out - ha-ha! This deep, dark secret will not be withheld forever. :P
I'll let you in on a few things, though. Here are a couple things I'm focusing on for 2013- all having to do with mindset:
This is a shot from my "vision board". I have it hung up in a prominent place so I can see it multiple times daily and I just love it! I don't know about you but those potentially "great" ideas get lost if I don't write them down! What is it? "Write the vision, make it plain on paper" -Habakkuk 2:2!
So, here they are:
#1 - believe. i need to focus more on believing the promises of God and telling myself the truth in my thought life!
#2 - forgive. it's all about letting go of the past and reaching toward the future. You can't live today if you're still on yesterday, right?
#3 - look up. in all honesty, this moment is all we have. I want to release, be present, fully engaged and open my arms towards heaven with gratitude for this very second.
#4 - raise my standards. this relates back to #1. :) it's incredible for me to think that i am valuable simply because I am loved by the most valuable Being that exists. my actions or the results of my actions don't define my worth - the blood of Jesus Christ does and THAT'S why i'm called to a high standard. praise God for grace!
What are your thoughts on positive thinking?
In a real sense - we choose our state.
I'm becoming more consciously aware of how what I think about is what I feel about and it's interesting to watch what that brings about. A lot of results in life are totally predictable just by examining our thought life!
Just take a look at your thoughts for a moment. Have you ever felt depressed? Sure, we've all experienced some form of what that word means. What were you thinking in that moment? Super happy and getting a lot done? Think about your thoughts-I bet they're polar opposites compared to moments of frustration!
Let's relate it back to health:
For example, let's say one of your New Years' resolutions is to eat less sugar. :) You can look at passing up weekday desserts or white bread in one of 2 ways:
A. "I feel deprived", OR
B. "I love making healthy choices! Eating healthy gives me the energy to pursue the purpose and passions I was born to fulfill!!!"
Do you see the difference? On the one hand you're convincing yourself that you're missing out on something. On the other - you're embracing an energetic spirit, a mindset that makes you feel like a winner and ultimately - allows you to embrace the future and reach your goal!
You're also waaaay more likely to stick to your commitment of making healthy choices if you choose to think the thoughts of the 2nd example vs. the 1st. :) Same circumstance - two different ways of looking at it. This doesn't just go for food - it's all areas of life!
Let me know your thoughts! I'm ready for 'em and want to hear. :-) Sunshine and I hope you have a fantastic start to your week!
PS: Here's a link to a great article from a fellow blogger on How to Change Your Habits. Check it out!