My 2017 Affirmations

January 10, 2017

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! 

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