Welcome 2017! It's been quite the start to the year. Starting with my 14 days of laryngitis that started in Christmas Eve. Followed by congestion and a hacking dry cough that everyone in my house got. Then a fever went around. We all had a day and a half where we had fevers. Good times! And this is from a family who uses elderberry and vitamin c powder daily! Wahhh!
Anyway, back to what I really want to share today, my New Year's affirmations. I am not a fan of "resolutions". I know so many people who make the same plans every single year to diet, exercise, lose weight, go to the gym.. blah, blah, blah. I'm all for setting goals, but I think you can set them anytime of year, you don't need a new year to better yourself. Start when YOU are ready, not the calendar.
For me, I'm more for affirming things for the new year. I always share a recap of my year and usually there is a theme to them. I don't plan on the theme, they just happen that way as I look back. I like to write out what I want my year to be and if it doesn't turn out the way I planned, than that is fine. I know the universe always has its own plans. I'm not going to mess with that!
For 2017, I want to breath more, breath better and use breathing in times when I need it. I started reading this book by the Bragg family called: Super Power Breathing and it's quite insightful. I really had no idea how important every breathe we take is. Breathing properly and often is so beneficial. You may be thinking that I must be breathing to be alive, but this kind of breathing is more than that. I find myself holding my breathe throughout the day. I want to fix that and make sure I'm never depriving myself of precious oxygen.
I also want to grow spiritually and emotionally. I find myself to be an emotional person, but I want to channel my emotions for the good. Spiritually, I want to be in touch with myself in a holy way. To believe in the power above and use it to my advantage. Positive thinking and knowing that there is a reason for everything, finding that reason and being okay with it. Not letting people break me down or get to me.
I want to spend time with my family as we grow together. Baby S is now a toddler and our dynamic has changed. She's a real person now, with feelings, ideas, emotions. I think we will have a fun and happy year as a family now that she is old enough to participate in our shenanigans.
Most of all, I want to be grateful. I am always grateful, but I really want to be thinking of all the reasons I have to be grateful at the end of each day.
What are your 2017 affirmations? Here's to a positive year!