• Regina Tingle

New Year's Resolutions?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019

What if, instead of a New Year’s ‘resolution,’ we made a full-hearted intention?  Resolutions don’t work because they’re based on the stale assumption that we are ‘resolving’ to not do something we’d been doing or that we’re going to begin doing something that we’ve been meaning to do.  "Resolution" subtly implies there’s been a failure. It reads guilt trip guilt trip guilt trip.  Guilt might inspire in the short term but soon tuckers everyone out. Who wants to start off the new year feeling bad or reluctant?  A resolution sets us off on the old, boring path of ‘mea culpa’ which rarely works. How about letting go of ‘shoulds’ ‘musts’ and ‘oughts’ and instead deciding to make a choice from a place of yearning, a place of deep wanting and fiery desire?  A solid place of ‘yes’ versus a tiresome ‘i guess i should x/y/z.’ Moving towards that which you yearn for with love and devotion. So ask yourself: what is it you really long for and desire for yourself and your life in 2019?  


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